Alice von Hildebrand's book "The Dark Night of the Body" which is on the problems with Christopher West's Theology of the Body (TOB) and how it misrepresents the Pope John Paul II's teaching in some areas.
I think your piece on Chris West does touch on the crux of the difficulty that he poses for those (including me) who want to remain faithful to biblical and catholic teaching on sexual morality. It certainly has seemed to a lot of us that Chris sails far too near the wind, and that some of his statements grant too much to us mortals, e.g., "looking" without "lusting." Show me the man who lives that way!I should think Dr. von Hildebrand would appreciate your contribution to the discussion!Best regards,Tom Howard
Next, he is reducing persons to no more than bodies."
“The next morning, a Sunday, after Divine Liturgy, St. Nonnus was again asked to preach. St. Pelagia again happened by and was moved to tears by his sermon. She wrote with her own hand, ‘To Christ’s holy disciple from the devil’s disciple, a sinful woman. I have heard that your God has bowed the heavens and come down to earth, not to save the righteous but sinners.’”
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the
Mass and the Church as well as for the Triumph
of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and
the Immaculate Heart of Mary