Anthropological Errors as a Threat to Marriage According to Pope Francis

Keywords: throwaway culture, individualism, city of man, city of God, pelagianism, indissolubility, gnosticism, manicheanism, gender ideology, culture of the ephemeral


Like St. John Paul II, Pope Francis identifies particular anthropological errors in his teaching that pose threats to marriage and to the family which it founds. This paper identifies and briefly examines three: the individualism which produces a “throwaway culture,” Pelagianism, and Gnosticism. These errors highlighted by Pope Francis parallel important aspects of the teaching of Saint Augustine of Hippo.


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