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Janet Smith weighs in on Christopher West's Nightline Interview

Smith says:

I want to add my voice to those who are enthusiastic about the West/Theology of the Body phenomenon. I think it is important to keep in mind, as Akin does, who West’s audience is. It is largely the sexually wounded and confused who have been shaped by our promiscuous and licentious culture. People need to think long and hard about the appropriate pedagogy for that group. Yet, as West himself knows, his approach is not for everyone. An analogy that pushes the envelope may be "offensive" to one person and may be just the hook that draws another person
in. West has adopted a style that appeals to a large segment of that population—and even to some who are “pure and innocent.”

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Finally! someone who can get off their high horse and articulate this reasonably!

1 comment:

  1. Christopher West has led many people to cherish and love the theology of the body. Smith reminds us of the Biblical statement, "By their fruits you shall know them." May West is persevering through this difficult time.