College Dean Says Jesus Could Have Been Transgender

A dean at England's University of Cambridge says it is a "legitimate" view to believe that Jesus Christ was transgender.

  • The argument by dean Michael Banner claim follows a disagreement over a sermon by a research student at the university, who stated that Christ had a “trans body.”
  • The sermon was reportedly given last week by junior research fellow at Trinity College last week based on his observation that the Renaissance and Medieval paintings showing the wound on Christ’s side looked like female genitalia.
  • The fellow says that in “the Prayer Book of Bonne of Luxembourg, from the 14th century, Jesus’ side wound was isolated and “takes on a decidedly vaginal appearance.”
  • He finished his sermon showing several paintings and saying, “In Christ’s simultaneously masculine and feminine body in these works, if the body of Christ as these works suggest the body of all bodies, then his body is also the trans body.
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