28 Jul 2010
Here’s Dr. Alice von Hildebrand’s response. Long, but it deserves a solid reading.
Hail Mary, full of grace…
The entire essay is NOT below…I suggest going right to the website and printing it out.
Dietrich von Hildebrand, Catholic Philosopher, and Christopher West, Modern Enthusiast:
Two Very Different Approaches to Love, Marriage and Sex
By Alice von Hildebrand
It is a joy to praise a great book or author; it is a grief and duty to criticize a bad one. But it is especially difficult to criticize someone who has many talents, whose work has positive sides, but
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23 Jul 2010
Dr. Alice von Hildebrand’s essay is entitled ‘Dietrich von Hildebrand, Catholic Philosopher, and Christopher West, Modern Enthusiast: Two Very Different Approaches to Love, Marriage and Sex’. Read it all here.
Here’s the LifeSite story:
By Patrick B. Craine
July 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As Catholic author and lecturer Christopher West continues his six-month sabbatical for “personal and professional renewal,” Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, widow of the famed theologian Dietrich von Hildebrand, has again exhorted him to correct what she calls his “hyper-sexualized approach” in presenting the Church’s teaching on sexuality.
“My general criticism of Christopher … Read the rest...read more
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13 Apr 2010
By Patrick B. Craine
EXTON, Pennsylvania, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Renowned Catholic writer and speaker Christopher West has taken a six-month sabbatical to consider his approach in presenting the Church’s teaching on sexuality.
Seeking “personal and professional renewal,” West will cease teaching and has cancelled his speaking engagements for the period. The announcement came from the Theology of the Body Institute, where West serves as a research fellow and faculty member, and indicates that the decision was mutual between West and the Institute’s board of directors.
The time away is intended … Read the rest...read more