Francesca Stavrakopoulou is a Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion here at the University of Exeter.
She studied Theology at the University of Oxford, where she completed her doctorate. Ms. Stavrakopoulou spent a further three years teaching and researching in Oxford as a Junior Research Fellow, before joining Exeter’s Department of Theology and Religion in 2005. She was appointed to a personal chair in 2011. Alongside her research and teaching, she also undertake various media activities, including writing and presenting the BBC TV documentary series Bible’s Buried Secrets, which was re-aired on Netflix US.
In “God: an Anatomy”, Ms. Stavrakopoulou shares her close examination of and research into the Bible – of a god in ancient myths and rituals who was a product of a particular society, at a particular time, made in the image of the people who lived then, shaped by their own circumstances and experience of the world. From head to toe – and every part of the body in between – this is a god of stunning surprise and complexity.