Jack Miles Writing Styles in God: A Biography

Jack Miles
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Point of View

God: a Biography is written in the third-person as befits an analysis of the Bible as literature.

Setting

God: a Biography is set in the ancient Middle East, covering the sweep of history and myth covered in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), from the creation of the world through roughly 500 B.C.E.

Language and Meaning

God: a Biography is a passionate, erudite scholarly study of the Hebrew scriptures as a literary biography of God. It selects for discussion passages that show God developing self-awareness through the outcome of his interaction with the creatures he created in his image and likeness and the one nation he chose for a special relationship - Israel. Miles brings in historical criticism and theological scholarship only tangentially, to help ground his unique point of view. After early establishing his basic themes, he refers back to them frequently, which helps solidify them...

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