BOOK REVIEW: A CUA professor recently wrote a book on the roots of gender ideology
A Catholic University of America professor says that gender ideology, where men and women are told they can become the opposite sex by taking certain chemicals or having body parts removed, is a new form of an old heresy known as Gnostic dualism.
Professor John Grabowski ( pictured ), a moral theologian and ethicist at the D.C.-based Catholic university, recently published a book called “ Unraveling Gender: The Battle Over Sexual Difference .”
Grabowski’s book primarily focuses on the Catholic Church’s teachings on gender. However, anyone interested in the philosophical and historical basis for gender ideology will find this book useful, Catholic or not.
His publisher, TAN Books, shared a copy with The College Fix .
“Gnosticism can absorb and deploy language and ideas from diverse currents of thought, sounding similar to them by using their ideas and jargon,” Grabowski wrote. “This syncretism gives the heresy its chameleon-like quality, making it difficult to recognize in its own right.” The heretical belief began in the first century AD.
The theology professor noted that “dualism lies at the heart of gender ideology” and “bears Gnosticism’s many marks.”
Both are based on the idea of secret knowledge and the “evil” of the body. “Gnosticism explained the universe through metaphysical dualism: spirit is good, and matter is evil and illusory,” Grabowski wrote.“Gender ideology views the body of a gender discordant person as a problem to be overcome,” Grabowski wrote. “The true ‘identity’ of a person is independent of the body and its expression of sexual difference.”He said the language of LGBT activists mirrors that of Gnostics. For example, the idea that someone is “trapped” in the wrong body or their “sex [is] assigned at birth.” Professor says some LGBT people are not out to […]
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