What sort of a person is God? What is his life story? Is it possible to approach him not as a object of religious reverence, but as the protagonist of the world's greatest book, as a character who possesses all the depths, contradictions, and ambiquities of a Hamlet? This is the task that Jack Miles, a former Jesuit trained in religious studies and Near Eastern languages, accomplishes with such brillance and originality in God: A Biography
Format: Paperback Vendor: Random House, Inc Publication Date: 1996 Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.21 X 1.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0679743685 ISBN-13: 9780679743682 Availability: In Stock
What sort of "person" is God? Is it possible to approach him not as an object of religious reverence, but as the protagonist of the world's greatest book--as a character who possesses all the depths, contradictions, and abiguities of a Hamlet? In this "brilliant, audacious book" (Chicago Tribune), a former Jesuit marshalls a vast array of learning and knowledge of the Hebrew Bible to illuminate God--and man--with a sense of discovery and wonder.
The discussion topics and author biography that follow are meant to enhance your group's reading of Jack Miles's God: A Biography. We hope that they will provide you with new ways of looking at--and talking about--a work that has been praised for its audacious and erudite approach to a question that has preoccupied Jews and Christians, believers and unbelievers, for close to six millennia: Who is God? Or, rather, what sort of character is God?