What details of a person’s life are helpful for a biographer? How much of a biographer appears in their presentation of another person? On what basis might there be no difference between an autobiography and a biography, and how might they be discrete categories?
If responses to such questions are helpful in terms of reporting on a life, there will be additional questions of whose life is worth the time and energy to detail. It’s not long before we come up against cultural biases.
The same questions and issues can be raised about theological constructs or biographies of G*D. What details about G*D are available, and can they be separated from cultural norms projecting themselves universally?
One way to come at this is through the lens of memorializing a person upon the occasion of their death. Does that take place at the level of The New York Times, a local news organ, a funeral service, or never, in the case of a drifter.
Another way might be through a particular time-frame, which gives opportunity for a completely different presentation of their life because their next responses cannot be predicted based on who they have been or a value next assigned by their context.
If creation is G*D’s autobiography, is there more that can be added by any biographer? Does this image assist us in partnering with an aspect of G*D not recognized before it just appeared (like the mutations of DNA in Corona-19 that currently has at least three known variants)?
Writing about anything living (bio-) presence is both cautioned and necessary.