Saturday, July 3, 2010

New critique of Christopher West's ToB teachings available

Now available is an updated version of a piece I have yet to read, but have since ordered.  It is a master's thesis by author/journalist Dawn Eden entitled: "Towards a 'Climate of Chastity': Bringing Catechesis on the Theology of the Body into the Hermeneutic of Continuity." 

It is the work of  Dawn Eden who obtained a MA in Theology from the Dominican House of Studies (a solid source).  Dawn, who graduated in May, is now working toward's a doctorate in moral theology at Catholic University of America. Dawn has led an interesting life and God's grace is truly visible in where she is now (I don't know how to update Wiki's, but someone may want to update it with her MA in Theology and a note about her master's thesis).

Dawn explains the thesis:

The 80-page, heavily footnoted thesis is a critique of Christopher West's presentation that reveals the substance behind recent criticisms of his approach, contains new information (including how the fathers of Vatican II condemned the Jungian phallic interpretation of the Easter Candle ritual), and makes positive suggestions for improving instruction on the TOB.

She is offering this thesis in PDF form to anyone donating $10 to go toward's her schooling.  Priests, among others, qualify for a free copy, and "starving students" for the cost of a pizza (LOL).  Please support Dawn

West is currently on a 6-month sabbatical. He has great talents and much to offer.  But, I think his works and lectures need to comprehend the issues that have been raised. Please keep him in your prayers.

Go to Dawn Eden's post to read much more about this thesis, and to order a copy: My revised master's thesis is now available.

Veil-tip to Anna Arco on Twitter for drawing attention to this late June post by Dawn.

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