God is a White Bear

By Michael Engelhard Not all traditions envision the deity in the image of humans, the “crown jewel of creation.” Every now and again, it assumes the guise of a white bear. For some believers, this has posed existential conundrums. From eighteenth-century Iceland comes the report of a beast stranger even than the unicorn: bjarndýrakóngur—a polarContinue reading “God is a White Bear”