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ensoul

Line breaks: en¦soul
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsəʊl
 
, ɛn-/

Definition of ensoul in English:

verb

[with object]
Endow with a soul: [as adjective]: an ensouled fetus
More example sentences
  • We are ensouled bodies or, if you prefer, embodied souls, with an embodied difference that becomes ‘one flesh’ in marriage.
  • Demons are defined by their lack of soul so if we fill up that space with love we effectively ensoul them.
  • Rather, in one important sense, human bodies become human bodies by being ensouled.

Derivatives

ensoulment

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Whenever discussion turns to the moral status of the human fetus or embryo, someone is bound to mention the soul, and may even use the somewhat recondite term ensoulment, referring to the ‘introduction’ of the soul into the body.
  • But in general, their position has not rested on doctrines about, say, ensoulment, still less on any belief that God has revealed, in some direct way, His opposition to cloning to them.
  • Nonetheless, it is probably the case that Aquinas's views on ensoulment, which after all do presuppose a fairly specific set of philosophical and theological assumptions, will never carry much general conviction.

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