Theology of the Body from a Feminist Perspective ft. Christopher West


If we believe that men + women are inherently different, how can we discover the reality about womanhood without falling into harmful stereotypes? How do women who AREN’T mothers fit into God’s design for gender? How does God’s design for women’s bodies relate to deeper meanings about our world? How can women who don’t fit into your typical “meek and mild” box live out Theology of the Body and take part in salvation history when sometimes in the Church we’re smacked in the face with judgement and outdated gender roles?

These are just SOME of the questions I had about TOB. There’s nobody better to chat about them with than Christopher West, the president of the Theology of the Body Institute. It was an honor to talk with a world-renowned Catholic speaker and educator and to join forces on the truth behind Catholic feminism. Enjoy!

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Topics discussed:

  • Why Christopher loves TOB

  • How we can embrace TOB without putting women in a box

  • How women who aren’t mothers can still embrace womanhood in a very pro-mother Catholic society

  • How the biology of women fits into God’s greater plan for the universe

  • How secular feminism and Catholic feminism contrast one another

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