God: A Biography

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God: A Biography
Author Jack Miles
Country United States
Language English
Genre Religion
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 408
ISBN 0-679-74368-5
OCLC 317866561

God: A Biography is a nonfiction book by Jack Miles. The book recounts the tale of existence of the Judeo-Christian deity as the protagonist of the Hebrew Tanakh or Christian Bible Old Testament. The Tanakh and the Old Testament contain the same books, however, the order of the books is different. Miles uses the ordering found in the Tanakh to provide the narrative on which his analysis is based. The book's central structure is that God's character develops progressively within the narrative. The accounts of God's actions in the various books are then used to deduce information about God's nature and motivation. The book won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.[1]


  1. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes: 1996 Winners and Finalists". pulitzer.org. New York, NY: Columbia University. n.d. Retrieved 2010-06-14.