B 79 Popular Idols: A Biblical View on Gods, Desire and Idolatry


It is common to express disapproval of things that appear to draw others from God by calling them ‘idols.’ But how does the Bible characterize ‘idolatry,’ and is this a helpful use?

This fascinating study looks at the language and dynamics of idols and idolatry in the OT and NT—and finds some helpful and surprising ways in which this thinking can offer a critique of contemporary church life.

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Author: Simon Stocks

The Revd Dr Simon Stocks teaches biblical studies to ministers in training and independent students in the South East of England. He is also an assistant minister at Christ Church, Purley and speaks on a wide range of biblical topics.

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