'Theology of the Body' Reveals Why Sex
is Central to the Culture War
OTTAWA, January 6, 2004
(LifeSiteNews.com) - Famous modern philosopher Peter Kreeft has
often brought to awareness that much of the culture wars centre
around sex. Abortion, contraception, pornography, prostitution,
divorce, homosexuality, promiscuity, adultery, sex education, and
more of the most common fronts in the culture war revolve around
Christopher West, a professor of sexual ethics in the St. John
Vianney Seminary in Chicago and visiting professor of the John Paul
II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family Australia campus,
has presented a compelling explanation for the attack on God-given
sex. West is a world-renowned expert on the "Theology of the Body" -
a revolutionary conception of human sexual truth as first expounded
by Pope John Paul II early in his pontificate.
West suggested at a talk Monday that since the Scriptures use the
marital union of a man and woman as the prime analogy of the
relationship between God and His Church, the marital union is a
foretaste of heaven. Given that the marital union expresses most
powerfully the participation of life with God, says West, it is
precisely there that Satan would strike hardest. West proposed that
the Enemy of Man, whose main goal is to dissuade Man from Heaven,
strikes first and foremost at the gift of God of sexuality.
When practiced as it was meant to be, that union is a total gift of
self to the spouse, the exact opposite of lust - the use of the
spouse or partner as an object for self gratification, said West.
West told LifeSite that he would make himself available for
interviews on the fascinating topic in the near future.
If you can't wait check out West's website: