God by Jack Miles audiobook

God: A Biography

By Jack Miles
Read by Michael Prichard

Random House Audio
19.25 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780307938800

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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Winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A literary study novel enough to woo ordinary.” Booklist
“An excellent introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures that does not read like a Scripture commentary.” Library Journal
“A masterful, audacious inquiry…[Miles] has written a profound exploration of Western monotheism and the wellsprings of faith.” Publishers Weekly
“A tour de force…The twists and turns of this formidable reading offer more than enough to stir up people who are at ease in Zion, and those who are not…Mr. Miles has accomplished what others failed to try. He has made a certain literary sense of the character God.” New York Times Book Review
“A scintillating work of literary scholarship that will forever color, if not downright alter, our conception of the bible as a work of art…dazzling.” New York Times

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Author Bio: Jack Miles

Author Bio: Jack Miles

Jack Miles is a writer whose work has appeared in numerous national publications, including the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and theLos Angeles Times. He earned a PhD in Near Eastern languages from Harvard University and is a former Jesuit. His first book, God: A Biography, won a Pulitzer Prize and has been translated into fifteen languages. He is senior advisor to the president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, a foundation supporting art and scholarship.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 19.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English