When did humans receive a soul?


I don’t know whether I believe in evolution or not but, IF the basic idea of evolution is true then when would have mankind have a soul? What does the Church say?
Was it when we were neanderthals, apes, homo sapiens etc.


What is a “soul” @aspiringthomist ?


There are probably 3 or 4 active “Adam and Eve” threads going on right now and a lot of people have written good posts. You should search the forums to find them, as many people probably do not want to spend the time re-posting things they have already said.


There’s an interesting discussion about ensoulment here Who were Adam’s womb based parents? . Like bobperk said, there are 5 other evolution threads right now. 1 in Sacred Scripture. 2 in Philosophy. And 2 in Apologetics. (Click on apologetics, then where it says “all” click there and select “none.”)


Thanks mVitus. I don’t want to take away the OP’s thread, but on the same token there is already a lot of info and posts out there.


There are currently running threads on this subject. It would be better if you joined in them.


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