• Reading Level 4

Bishops debate use of ‘he’ for the Almighty

Our parent? The Eternal Father, a 1636 painting by Francisco de Zurbaran, shows God as imagined for centuries — a man.

Should God be a woman? The Church of England is embroiled in a turbulent debate over the pronouns of the supreme Creator. For some, it is time to return to one of humanity's oldest beliefs.

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