A Christian Critique of Transgenderism

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Robert Benne


In the following article, the author argues that transgenderism as an ideology and movement is not only harmful to most individuals who succumb to it, it is sharply contrary to Christian anthropological truths.  He calls for resistance to the ideology but compassion for those who have been harmed by it or who have genuine gender dysphoria.


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Benne, Robert. “A Christian Critique of Transgenderism”. Verba Vitae Journal 1, no. 1-2 (March 29, 2024): 67–69. Accessed June 24, 2024. https://verba-vitae.org/index.php/vvj/article/view/5.
Author Biography

Robert Benne, Instiitute of Lutheran Theology

Robert Benne is Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion Emeritus and Research Associate in the Religion and Philosophy Department of Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, as well as founder of the Center for Religion and Society there. Prior to serving 18 years at Roanoke College, he was Professor of Church and Society for 17 years at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, after taking his graduate degree from the University of Chicago. He has lectured widely on the relation of Christianity and culture, having written 14 books, one of which is relevant to this article: Ordinary Saints: An Introduction to the Christian Life. He currently serves as Professor of Christian Ethics, Christ School of Theology, Institute of Lutheran Theology.