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[[ Epub ]] ➞ God Author Jack Miles – Eiyo.us

God Miles Shows Us God In The Guise Of A Great Literary Character, The Hero Of The Old Testament In A Close, Careful, And Inspired Reading Of That Testament Book By Book, Verse By Verse God Is Seen From His First Appearance As Creator To His Last As Ancient Of Days The God Whom Miles Reveals To Us Is A Warrior Whose Greatest Battle Is With Himself We See God Torn By Conflicting Urges To His Own Sorrow, He Is By Turns Destructive And Creative, Vain And Modest, Subtle And Naive, Ruthless And Tender, Lawful And Lawless, Powerful Yet Powerless, Omniscient And Blind As We Watch Him Change Amazingly, We Are Drawn Into The Epic Drama Of His Search For Self Knowledge, The Search That Prompted Him To Create Mankind As His Mirror In That Mirror He Seeks To Examine His Own Reflection, But He Also Finds There A Rival We Then Witness God S Own Perilous Passage From Power To Wisdom For Generations Our Culture S Approach To The Bible Has Been A Reverential Act Than A Pursuit Of Knowledge About The Bible S Protagonist And So, Through The Centuries The Complexity Of God S Being And Life Has Been Diluted In Our Consciousness In This Book We Find In Precisely Chiseled Relief The Infinitely Complex God Who Made Infinitely Complex Man In His Image Here, We Come Closer To The Essence Of That Literary Masterpiece That Has Shaped Our Culture No Less Than Our Religious Life In God A Biography, Jack Miles Addresses His Great Subject With Imagination, Insight, Learning, Daring, And Dazzling Originality, Giving Us At The Same Time An Illumination Of The Old Testament As A Work Of Consummate Art And A Journey To The Secret Heart Of God.

[[ Epub ]] ➞ God  Author Jack Miles – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 464 pages
  • God
  • Jack Miles
  • English
  • 03 September 2019
  • 0679743685

    10 thoughts on “[[ Epub ]] ➞ God Author Jack Miles – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    This book is amazing It really opened my eyes It s written by a former Jesuit named Jack Miles Who is brilliant This was given to me by a friend late in high school, while we were both struggling with our Catholic backgrounds It deals with God as a literary character, and what his choices would mean if the Old Testament were analyzed simply from the perspective of literary criticism I think it s fascinating...


  2. says:

    Miles won the Pulitzer for this absorbing study of the life of the Biblical God, beginning with the opening chapter of Genesis and taking us through the entirety of the Old Testament in the Jewish ordering of the books from the Torah Jehovah makes for a stirring and multifaceted subject an omniscient and omnipotent deity that was assembled from the personalities and powers of a variety of ancient pagan pantheons, running the gamut from demiurge to demon a terrifying and vengeful master, brea Miles won the Pulitzer for this absorbing study of the life of the Biblical God, beginning with the opening chapter of Genesis and taking ...


  3. says:

    I was excited about the idea that this was going to be a book analyzing the God of the Old Testament Hebrew Tanakh as a literary character, which is exactly what the author, Jack Miles, promised he was going to give me It didn t turn out that way, however, and even though I enjoyed learning a lot about the Old Testament, its historical context, its major figures, and the many deities who were amalgamated over time to become God, I can t help being very disappointed that Miles never really achie I was excited about the idea that this was going to be a book analyzing the God of the Old Testament Hebrew Tanakh as a literary character, which is exactly what the author, Jack Miles, promised he was going to give me It didn t turn out that way, however, and even though I enjoyed learning a lot about the Old Testament, its historical context, its major figures, and the many deities who were amalgamated over time to become God, I can t help being very disappointed that Miles never really achieved his goal and that his ...


  4. says:

    There is nothing I can write that can reach the level of scholarship, thought, writing, originality, and sheer mental discipline of this work The author has taken the Hebrew Bible not as a religious work, but rather as a literary work He then analyzes the character God in the same way he would analyze the character Prospero in Shakespeare s The Tempest He is not interested in theological questions, nor is he interested in proving religious interpretations He is only interested in God, wh There is nothing I can write that can reach the level of scholarship, thought, writing, originality, and sheer mental discipline of this work The author has taken the Hebrew Bible not as a religious work, but rather as a literary work...


  5. says:

    I was loaned this by a nominally Catholic friend who is attracted to offbeat books Though an autobiography of the first person of the trinity, the creater of heaven and earth, is certainly unusual, this one made the mainstream, winning a Pulitzer for biography Normally, I wouldn t have touched the thing, but this friend s recommendations have weight.As it was, I found the deity s life story less interesting than any number of biographies I ve read of human beings What interest the book hel...


  6. says:

    Here we have an unique perspective of someone who doesn t appear to be a man of faith, within the book Miles considers God purely as a literary character that evolves in the unfolding of the canon as ordered in the Tanakh If Miles is even close to correct in his reading of the Hebrew bible, the God that Jews and Christians worship has very little in common with the extremely ambiguous, amoral and multi personalitied deity that he thinks the ancient writers conveyed Towards the end of the book, Here we have an unique perspective of someone who doesn t appear to be a man of faith, within the book Miles considers God purely as a literary character that evolves in the unfolding of the canon as ordered in the Tanakh If ...


  7. says:

    On the multiple personalities of the Old Testament God Miles reads the Bible as he would a novel or play, examining the motivations of the protagonist.


  8. says:

    This book is at once an incredibly interesting introduction to the literary structure of the Hebrew Bible for someone with little religious background, and a book that would be greatly supplemented by a thorough understanding of the text being analyzed Similarly, this analysis of God as a literary figure is one that could both supplement a religious reading of the Bible, or lend asecular appreciation for the Bible as a literary text So, despite the subject matter of this book, there is n This book is at once an incredibly interesting introduction to the literary structure of the Hebrew Bible for someone with little religious background, and a book that would be greatly supplemented by a thorough understanding of the text being analyzed Similarly, this analysis of God as a literary figure is one that c...


  9. says:

    This is a book with which I thoroughly disagreed, and thoroughly enjoyed On the one hand, Miles is a vivid interpreter and helps you to really appreciate the Old Testament or Tanakh, as he rather forcefully presents with his in my opinion forced narrative of an active beginning God and a closing God who loses interest as literature, compelling and enthralling literature On the other hand, he pushes his thesis narrative of God in tension to the breaking point He finds the tension with This is a book with which I thoroughly disagreed, and thoroughly enjoyed On the one hand, Miles ...

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