Dr. Christopher West

Christopher West, Th.D., is a devoted husband and father of five. As president of Theology of the Body Institute near Philadelphia, PA, he leads an international apostolate spreading St. John Paul II’s life-transforming teaching through graduate-level in-person and online courses, on-site events and programs, clergy enrichment training, and an online global community dedicated to ongoing formation.

In addition to serving as Professor of Theological Anthropology in the Institute’s jointly sponsored M.A. program with Pontifex University, Dr. West has served on the faculties of St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver; the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha; the St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission in Canada; and as a visiting professor of the John Paul II Institute in Australia.

West is the author of more than a dozen best-selling books, and is the editor and primary contributor to TOBI Press’ first release, God Is Beauty: A Retreat on the Gospel and Art w/ Karol Wojtyla. He presents weekly videos on the Theology of the Body Institute YouTube channel and cohosts the world’s most popular Theology of the Body podcast, Ask Christopher West, with his wife Wendy.

Christopher’s work has been featured in The New York Times, on ABC News, Fox News, MSNBC, and in countless Catholic and evangelical media outlets.


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