Brett Beasley (@Brett_Beasley) is a writer and researcher at the University of Notre Dame.

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In Our Own Image: American Christians Imagine God Looks Like Them

by Brett Beasley 07-05-2018

Image via Joshua Conrad Jackson, Neil Hester, Kurt Gray, and University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill. 

The overall composite image of God’s face that resulted from the selections has a few obvious features. The face is masculine, white, and young. These features stand out best in comparison with what the researchers call God’s “anti-face,” a composite of all of the images in each pair participants did not choose. This anti-face was more feminine, older, and darker skinned.