Leontin POPESCU, Facultate de Istorie, Filosofie și Teologie Universitatea "Dunărea de Jos" din Galați, ROMÂNIA,
2020 Revista Românească de Studii Axiologice  
The human body was endowed with great honor by the embodiment of God's Son and it can become the dwelling of the Holy Spirit by receiving the Holy Sacraments, the body is washed by Baptism, it is anointed with the Holy Myrrh and it feeds on the very Body and Blood of the Saviour. Cherishing the body is also based on its very important role, that of being the natural organ where the spiritual life of a person becomes manifest in this world, the soul being the main animator and guide of the body.
more » ... Christianity is trying to find middle ground in estimating body values, thus neither underestimating it, as the Gnostics do, nor overestimating it, by bestowing a cultic manifestation on it, as it sometimes happens in the modern world.
doi:10.26520/rrsa2020.1.2.36-50 fatcat:qpe4uz3jebfebkrhe4yewttevy