Talker

Dr. Christopher West

Dr. Christopher West, President of the Theology of the Body Institute in the United States, is coming to Denmark on June 9th and 10th to unpack for us the treasures of Saint John Paul II’s revolutionary works on the human person and human love: Theology of the Body and Love & Responsibility.

Christopher West’s passion for the sacramentality of beauty (how finite beauty points to infinite Beauty) has led to a prolific career as a Catholic theologian, author, and global lecturer devoted to helping others “see” and encounter the divine mystery as it is revealed in and through our physical world, especially the human body. Dr. West serves as president of the Theology of the Body Institute near Philadelphia and as Professor of Theological Anthropology in its jointly sponsored master’s program with Pontifex University. His work has been featured in The New York Times, on ABC News, Fox News, MSNBC, and in countless Catholic and evangelical media outlets.

Books such as Homer’s Odyssey and Illiad, Augustine’s Confessions, and Dante’s Divine Comedy … have had such an enduring appeal since they address the great questions which plague all men, questions which help us determine what sense we can make of the world around us and our place in it. I maintain that the pope’s book belongs in this group, since I think generations to come will read his book – they certainly should do so, for if they do they will find that it boldly confronts questions we all have about life and offers a way of viewing human relationships which, if accepted, would radically alter the way in which we conduct our lives.