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Theology of the Body - Christopher West. Christopher West is an American who has spent the past decade and a bit studying and presenting Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body. The Theology of the …More
Theology of the Body - Christopher West.

Christopher West is an American who has spent the past decade and a bit studying and presenting Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body.

The Theology of the Body was a series of public lectures that the late Pope gave from 1979-1984 on the Christian understanding of the proper relations of man and woman, marriage, sexuality, and related topics. Christopher West was raised as a catholic but had (I think?) left the church as a teenager in the 1980s and returned to it in his early adulthood, and he stated that this brought him back (I went to one of his talks in Toronto yesterday, and I think I remember him saying this, although I'm not sure). He has written a number of books trying to explain what the Pope taught and he travels around North America giving lectures to help explain it as well as to add his own wisdom and the wisdom of others to JPII's message.

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EstherMTB
Thanks for this. I am just about to discover the Theology of the body by John Paul II. Why has this never entered the Church's teaching? I came across it by chance. I think in my parish I would never have heard of it ...