Worshippers have been reportedly left in tears by a sermon on the University of Cambridge’s Trinity College chapel that instructed Jesus had a “trans” physique.
The sermon was delivered at a current evensong service by visitor speaker Joshua Heath, a junior analysis fellow.
In the sermon, the researcher explored depictions of Jesus in Medieval and Renaissance artwork and instructed that the wounded facet of Christ “takes on a decidedly vaginal look”.
He used the 14th-century portray Pietà with the Holy Trinity, by Jean Malouel, to help his argument.
“In Christ’s concurrently masculine and female physique in these works, if the physique of Christ as these works recommend the physique of all our bodies, then his physique can also be the trans physique,” stated Heath, in accordance with The Telegraph.
Despite complaints of “heresy” from members of the congregation, the sermon has been defended by Dean of Trinity College, Dr Michael Banner, who stated that the interpretation was “professional” even when folks would possibly disagree with it.
Trinity College stated in a press release: “Neither the Dean of Trinity College nor the researcher giving the sermon instructed Jesus was transgender.
“The sermon addressed the picture of Christ depicted in artwork and varied interpretations of these creative portrayals.
“The sermon’s exploration of the character of spiritual artwork, within the spirit of thought-provoking tutorial inquiry, was in line with open debate and dialogue on the University of Cambridge.”