The Christian Science Monitor

'God in the Qur'an' continues Jack Miles's journey through religions

Historian and Biblical scholar Jack Miles won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for his book "God: A Biography," which, ironically enough, was so memorably effective mainly in the ways it abandoned both history and Biblical scholarship. Instead, in the course of the book, Miles performed a virtuoso feat of literary reconstruction by reading the Hebrew Bible as though it were not only one seamless work from a single author but also the work of a first-rate contemporary biographer somehow ideally placed to observe

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor4 min read
Military Wives Fought To Bring Their Husbands Home From Vietnam
'The League of Wives' traces the challenges they faced, including stonewalling by Congress and dismissal by Pentagon brass.
The Christian Science Monitor4 min read
Holy Grail: How Hollywood Can Get Religious Movies Right
With Easter come new faith-based movie offerings – and an opportunity to evaluate religion on the big screen. What can filmmakers improve?
The Christian Science Monitor5 min readPolitics
What The Mueller Report Is And Isn't: The Fog Begins To Lift
Americans are at long last getting a chance to see for themselves what the Mueller report has found about the 2016 elections.