Or a man? Neither. We anthropomorphise. Most theologians on this programme agreed. Yet they still argued and were divided over whether there should be women bishops. Historian Bettany Hughes and Rabbi Elli Sarah, battle it out with Rev Canon Dr Gavin Ashenden and Rabbi Pesach Efune and others to show how the overwhelmingly feminine depiction of the divine in early history was superceded by male images as warrior tribal societies became dominant. Women were priests in the first 300 years of Christianity says Hughes. A rare treat to see two rabbis going toe to toe on mainstream TV And a good plug for Bettany Hughes forthcoming series. Divine Women.
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