Finding different ways to see and understand God

Unthinkable: Descriptions of the biblical deity come from ‘men, writing for men’

Francesca Stavrakopoulou: ‘The God of the New Testament is just as violent as the God of the Old Testament’.

Francesca Stavrakopoulou: ‘The God of the New Testament is just as violent as the God of the Old Testament’.

Even if you don’t believe in God you will probably have an image of him – or her, or it. A big head, piercing eyes and a pointed finger normally feature.

But where do these impressions originate, and do they tally with descriptions of God in the Bible? Francesca Stavrakopoulou investigates this question in her new book God: An Anatomy (Picador).

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