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371. God created man and woman together and willed each for the other. the Word of God gives us to understand this through various features of the sacred text. “It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make him a helper fit for him.” None of the animals can be man’s partner. The woman God “fashions” from the man’s rib and brings to him elicits on the man’s part a cry of wonder, an exclamation of love and communion: “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.” Man discovers woman as another “I”, sharing the same humanity.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

242. What is the function of the liturgical year?

598. What is the meaning of the final Amen?

493. Although it says only “you shall not commit adultery” why does the sixth commandment forbid all sins against chastity?

66. In what sense do we understand man and woman as created “in the image of God”?

256. In what does the essential rite of Baptism consist?

43. What does it mean to believe in only one God?

354. What is the relationship between the sacraments and the death of a Christian?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does Malachi 2:1-2 mean about the danger of falling away from God?

What is the alliance with the Romans and the continuation of the struggle for independence mentioned in 2 Maccabees 11:1-38?

How to experience communion with God?

How did Solomon become the wisest king who ever lived? An analysis of 1 Kings 3.

What does the “gospel of peace” mentioned in Nahum 1:15 mean, and how does it relate to the fear of God?

God’s Holiness and the Call to Holiness: What Does the Book of Leviticus Teach Us About God’s Holiness and Our Responsibility to Be Holy? (Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2)

What is meant by the statement that the love of God is revealed in Christ, as mentioned in 2 Timothy 1:9?