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God : a Biography

Author: Jack Miles
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage books editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Miles
ISBN: 0679743685 9780679743682
OCLC Number: 34581887
Description: x, 446 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Can God's life be written? --
Creator --
Destroyer --
Friend of the family --
What makes God godlike? --
Liberator --
Lawgiver --
Liege --
Conqueror --
Father --
Arbiter --
Does God fail? --
Executioner --
Holy one --
Does God love? --
Wife --
Counselor --
Guarantor --
Fiend --
Sleeper --
Bystander --
Recluse --
Puzzle --
Absence --
Ancient of days --
Scroll --
Perpetual round --
Does God lose interest? --
The Books of the Tanakh.
Responsibility: Jack Miles.

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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.

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