Human as we are, we cannot avoid having to think about ‘God’, and having to put our thoughts into words. As we have seen, doing so is very dangerous, because we might imagine that our words express the mystery of ‘God’ as ‘God’ really is.
In fact, we cannot only think and speak about ‘God’ in images. Images have their use, but we should always remember that, while being partly true, they are also always partly wrong. We need to understand the nature of ‘image’, how image works, what it does and what it cannot do. That is what this chapter will be about.