Christopher West is a renowned educator, best-selling author, cultural commentator, and popular theologian who specializes in making the dense scholarship of the late Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body accessible to a wide audience. As founder of The Cor Project, he leads a non-profit global outreach devoted to cultural renewal through the “new evangelization.” His extensive lecturing, his numerous books and articles, his popular audio and video programs, and his multiple media appearances have sparked an international groundswell of interest in the late Pope’s teaching across denominational lines. He has appeared on Fox News, ABC News, MSNBC, and EWTN.
West has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on the Theology of the Body and sexual ethics since the late 1990s, having served on the faculties of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, The Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Omaha, and as a visiting professor at the John Paul II Institute in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2004 he has served as a research fellow and faculty member of the Theology of the Body Institute near Philadelphia. His courses there continue to draw clergy, religious, and lay people from around the globe. He also serves as a visiting faculty member of Saint Therese Institute of Faith and Mission in Bruno, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Of all his titles and accomplishments, Christopher is most proud to call himself a devoted husband and father. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Wendy and their five children.
The Theology of the Body (TOB) is a bold, compelling, Christian response to the sexual revolution that is transforming lives and renewing relationships around the globe and across denominational lines.
Written by the late Pope John Paul II, the TOB offers an in-depth biblical exploration of the meaning of the body and human sexuality that not only paves the way for lasting renewal of marriage and family life, but enables everyone to rediscover “the meaning of the whole of existence, the meaning of life” (TOB 46:6).