WE ARE WIRED

FOR STORIES

​We need them to understand who we are, where we come from, and where we’re headed. And this is why even secular movies can become the occasion of a sacred experience.

 

As Saint John Paul II wrote, “Even beyond its typically religious expressions, true art has a close affinity with the world of faith, so that, even in situations where culture and the Church are far apart, art remains a kind of bridge to religious experience.”

 

Everyone familiar with Christopher West's courses, lectures, books and blog posts knows that he is a movie enthusiast. Next to music, they’re his favorite art form.

 

"There is just no more powerful way to tell a story, it seems to me, than through the visual medium of a well-crafted, artfully produced film," he says.

 

Over the years he has written a great deal about how certain movies create this bridge. Now, for the first time, and in response to numerous requests, he has collected those writings in his new book: Theology of the Body at the Movies!

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    FEATURING YOUR FAVORITE MOVIES:

    NACHO LIBRE

    ​SPIDERMAN

    WONDER WOMAN

    BRAVEHEART

    THE GIVER

    I AM LEGEND

    LA LA LAND

    CAPTAIN AMERICA

    TOY STORY 3

    LES MISERABLES

    STAR WARS

    DEADPOOL

    INSIDE OUT

    TRUMAN SHOW

    APOCALYPTO

    AND MANY MORE

    WHO IS CHRISTOPHER WEST?

    WE THOUGHT WE WOULD LET HIM ANSWER:

    I am a proud husband and father of five. My global lecturing, best selling books and multiple audio and video programs have made me the world’s most recognized teacher of John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” – a bold, biblical vision of love and sexuality that takes us to the “cor” of what it means to be human.  As founder and president of The Cor Project, I lead an international outreach devoted to spreading this liberating teaching and empowering others to learn, live, and share it. My work has been featured in The New York Times, on ABC News, Fox News, MSNBC, and countless Catholic and Evangelical media outlets.

     

    Beyond my work as a popularizer of the Theology of the Body, I have been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on the subject since the late 1990s, having served on the faculties of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, and as a visiting professor of the John Paul II Institute in Melbourne, Australia. In 2004, I helped establish the Theology of the Body Institute near Philadelphia, Pa., and serve today as Senior Lecturer of Theology and Christian Anthropology. My week-long courses there continue to draw students from around the world.

     

    I travel across the globe each year leading an average of 50 evening talks and full-day seminars to help spread the life-changing teaching that is Theology of the Body.