Can we know anything about God? The deity’s traditional designation as “incomprehensible” is apt to make the unsuspecting nervous that those who talk in such a way mean we cannot. This would be problematic, of course, because Scripture clearly indicates that we do know God, and things about God. As Jesus says in John 17.3, “And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”
We live in an era of cynicism and anxiety. And these phenomena are clearly related. As we have progressively replaced face-to-face relationships with a transformed public sphere in which whole embodied persons are reduced to their self-projections in cyber-space, we tend to read such persons in a reductionist way.