On Monday I reviewed Christopher West’s new book, At the Heart of the Gospel: Reclaiming the Body for the New Evangelization. Today I’m featuring an interview I did with Christopher in which he covers a range of interesting topics.
Watch the video or stream the audio below (sorry for the choppy picture–still getting the hang of it):
0:42 – What is the ‘theology of the body’?
3:35 – Insights from Christopher’s six-month sabbatical
5:07 – Criticism surrounding the depth of ‘original sin’
6:45 – Is it possible to overcome concupiscence in this life?
11:00 – Some concrete solutions to lust
12:24 – Why is Ephesians 5 so important to the ‘theology of the body’?
14:11 – One Bible passage that sums up all that God wants to tell us
16:53 – The ‘theology of the body’ and the “New Evangelization”
19:00 – Nuptial union with God
20:51 – What role does Mary play in the ‘theology of the body?
22:29 – Mary shows us the meaning of our deep longing for love
24:59 – What one thing would Christopher say to the modern world?
Check out Christopher’s new book, At the Heart of the Gospel: Reclaiming the Body for the New Evangelization, and learn more about his work at ChristopherWest.com.
What do you think about the ‘theology of the body’?