If human beings are made in God’s image & likeness, why do humans have gendered souls? If possible, please provide office Church teaching on the subject and what the Church Father’s had to say. I am trying to better understand and answer my friend’s objection below.
It seems the lack of understanding in how we are made as male and female have recently given rise to a new host of spiritual and cultural warfare fronts.
Thank you so much.
We are male or female persons, and will continue to be so in heaven. We are not a duality but a unity of body and soul. Our souls do not inhabit our bodies but animate them by being the life principle of the body. But a soul with no body is an incomplete human. Thus, the resurrection. - forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=505376
it sounds blasphemous to say our souls have gender. I do not see a basis for how we could know if our souls have gender. God did create us male and female; however he did make us in his own image and God does not have a gender so our souls ought not to.