God: A Biography Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Jack Miles
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• Western civilization is built on the belief that God creates humankind in his own image.

• By examining the Bible as a literary biography of God, one can gain insight into the Western ideal of character without having to subscribe to the religious trappings of Judaism or Christianity.
• This book is a wide-ranging study, and Miles uses various literary characters, such as Don Quixote and Hamlet, to compare to the Bible and God's character.

• Humanity reflects the personality and character of God.
• The Hebrew Bible or Tanakh is useful to create a theography, a study independent of both theology and biography.

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• Literary characters are approached differently by critics and scholars.

• God: A Biography is written on Aristotle's precept that to understand character, one must connect beginning, middle, and end.
• The Hebrew Bible shows no beginning or end to God, but the middle life is significant and shows...

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