What's Included:

Although the in-person TOB II: Into the Deep Course experience is the optimal transformational encounter with TOB with the celebration of the Sacraments, daily prayer, and interactions with the instructor and your fellow students, we pray that this online course will give you a foundational encounter with the content of our in-person TOB II: Into the Deep Course. 


The Theology of the Body II course builds upon and advances the material presented in TOB I, revisiting the Wednesday audience addresses for more in-depth study ("into the deep").  As in TOB I, we will journey through the cycles of the catechesis as outlined by Pope Saint John Paul II.  Hence, the structure and many of the concepts will be familiar, but we will be focusing our attention on those sections of the catechesis not covered in Theology of the Body I (see comparative outlines in both the TOB I and TOB II study guides).  We will pay particular attention to the "hidden" addresses on the Song of Songs and the marriage of Tobias and Sarah.  These ten unabridged and undelivered talks represent one of the most important sections of the catechesis.

How Does the Online Course Work?

  • Pre-requisite Course

    TOB I: Head and Heart Immersion is a prerequisite for TOB II: Into the Deep. If you have not yet completed TOB I through the TOB Institute, please do not register for this online version of TOB II.

  • Access to Course

  • Course Set Up

    The videos are from a previously recorded in-person TOB2. You can watch them on your own schedule, but we suggest committing 3 hours per day in order to get through all of the material. You will not have access to the videos beyond the end date of the course.

  • Resources and Direction

    Each video session is complete with the resources used in the course, as well as directions for helping to make this online course, not only intellectually stimulating, but also spiritually fruitful.

  • Live Group Q&A Sessions

    There will be live group Q&A sessions provided during that two-week period for all students who wish to participate. Details about dates and times of the sessions will be provided in an email you will receive after registering. Christopher West, Bill Donaghy, or Jen Settle will host the live sessions. These group sessions will be recorded for those students who cannot make the designated times and will be accessible through the online course portal.

  • Steps to Certification Program

    Full participation in this course counts towards Certification and the Master’s Degree Programs. Students who wish to attend another course with TOBI or enter into the TOBI Certification Program, must watch all of the videos and complete a multiple choice exam at the end of the course. A passing grade of 80% is required for the exam.

Meet Your Instructor

Christopher West, Th.D.

Christopher West, Th.D., serves as President and Senior Lecturer for the Theology of the Body Institute near Philadelphia. His global lecturing, best-selling books and multiple audio and video programs have made him one of the world’s most recognized teachers of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. His work has been featured in The New York Times, on ABC News, MSNBC, Fox News, and countless Catholic and Evangelical media outlets.