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What does ensoulment mean?


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September 09, 2007 7:09AM

Ensoulment refers to the creation of a soul within, or the placing of a soul into, a human being. It is a concept most often discussed in reference to abortion, because some theologians have believed that souls are newly created within a developing baby, while some believe that souls were created before time and are added to babies while the body develops.