On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/22/23), we pick up where we ended on our previous broadcast and present more of an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank is talking with Benjamin Cabe, author of On Gender and the Soul: An Exploration of Sex/Gender and Its Relation to the Soul According to the Church Fathers. Hank and Cabe discuss when the soul enters the body, how sex and gender relate to theosis, whether the soul is material or immaterial, the nature of our resurrected bodies, if medical science and church history are in agreement, Christian anthropology vs. evolutionary anthropology, people born intersex, defining terms in the ongoing gender discussion, the pressure on the medical and educational establishments to conform to modern identity distinctions, if it is hateful for Christians to disagree with the LGBT worldview, and the importance of relying on the consensus of the historic Christian faith when addressing modern issues such as identity and gender.
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This special double issue of the Journal includes an essay by Benjamin Cabe titled, “The Inner and Outer Man: How Historical Christian Anthropology Addresses Transgenderism.” Cabe addresses the question, Are souls gendered? And if they are, can a man be born with a female soul — or vice versa? Historic Christian anthropology sets forth a clear vision of the human being as a microcosm of God’s creation — material and immaterial — and through analysis of the properties of body and soul emerges a remarkably clear answer to those questions.