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Which God Are We Talking About? 1
Images as windows into God

A picture is worth a thousand words.’ Being able to show someone a picture of a beautiful scene, a complicated piece of machinery or a pet cat goes a long way towards making up for the limitations of human words. So perhaps we should not be surprised that the Bible is rich in analogies: there are many instances of two things that are similar in some way being compared in order to make a difficult concept easier to understand. God, we find, is portrayed in a rich diversity of manners – for example, as a lion and as a shepherd. Dorothy L. Sayers recognized the importance of images to our thinking about God, arguing that we simply cannot do without them...

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