Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God
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(PUBVintage)"Miles's exposition is often brilliant and insightful. His writing is elegant and disciplined, and his argument is fresh and provocative. Whether it is also fanciful and problematic, readers will have to decide,"---Christian Century. A remarkable retelling of the New Testament: having abandoned his chosen people, God, in Jesus, commits suicide. 368 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Random House
ISBN: 0679781609
ISBN-13: 9780679781608

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With the same passionate scholarship and analytical audacity he brought to his Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller "God: A Biography, " Miles now approaches the character of Jesus. This is the story of a broken promise--God's ancient covenant with Israel--and of its strange, unexpected fulfillment.

Author Bio

Jack Miles is a writer whose work has appeared in numerous national publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, the The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, where he served for ten years as literary editor and as a member of the newspaper’s editorial board. The recipient of a Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages from Harvard University and a former Jesuit, he has been a Regents Lecturer at the University of California, director of the Humanities Center at Claremont Graduate University, and visiting professor of humanities at the California Institute of Technology. His first book, God: A Biography, won a Pulitzer Prize and has been translated into fifteen languages. Currently senior advisor to the president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, a foundation supporting art and scholarship, Dr. Miles lives with his wife and daughter in Southern California.

Editorial Reviews

“Provocative and deeply engaging. . . . This is a spectacular story, and Miles tells it well. . . . Exciting reading.” --The New York Times Book Review

“No one who reads it will be able to think about even the most familiar Biblical scenes in quite the same way.” --Newsday

“The brilliance of Jack Miles's new book on Christ is that it manages to "make strange" the best-known story in history. . . . Stratlingly original.” —The New Statesman

“As a way of seeing [God], Miles’s book has great power and depth.” --The New Yorker

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