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God designed human beings to live fully embodied lives as the proper state of their existence, argued theology professor Gregg R. Allison, who is Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary, said a robust theology of embodiment having, being in, or being associated with a body has become as important as ever with the resurgence of gnosticism and neo-gnosticism in the modern church. Gnosticism, Allison argued, considers spiritual realities as inherently good and physical realities as inherently evil. This movement first developed within Christianity during the earliest days of the church and has been rejected by the church as heresy, in part because it dilutes the incarnation of Christ. Human gender or sex, which Allison used interchangeably in his lecture, closely correspond with a theology of human embodiment, he said.
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