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With the same passionate scholarship and analytical audacity he brought to the character of God, Jack Miles now approaches the literary and theological enigma of Jesus. In so doing, he tells the story of a broken promise–God’s ancient covenant with Israel–and of its strange, unlooked-for fulfillment. For, having abandoned his chosen people to an impending holocaust at the hands of their Roman conquerors. God, in the person of Jesus, chooses to die with them, in what is effectively an act of divine suicide.

On the basis of this shocking argument, Miles compels us to reassess Christ’s entire life and teaching: His proclivity for the powerless and disgraced. His refusal to discriminate between friends and enemies. His transformation of defeat into a victory that redeems not just Israel but the entire world. Combining a close reading of the Gospels with a range of reference that includes Donne, Nietzche, and Elie Wiesel, Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God is a work of magnificent eloquence and imagination.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography focuses on the New Testament to present Jesus as a spiritual figure and literary character with ties that span from the creation to the end of time. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

About the Author

Jack Miles is a writer whose work has appeared in numerous national publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, the The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, where he served for ten years as literary editor and as a member of the newspaper’s editorial board. The recipient of a Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages from Harvard University and a former Jesuit, he has been a Regents Lecturer at the University of California, director of the Humanities Center at Claremont Graduate University, and visiting professor of humanities at the California Institute of Technology. His first book, God: A Biography, won a Pulitzer Prize and has been translated into fiftee

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307789105
Subtitle:
A Crisis in the Life of God
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Miles, Jack
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Theology - Christology
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Christology
Subject:
Incarnation
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Bible as literature
Subject:
Christian Theology - Christology
Subject:
Christianity-Christology
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Religion Western-Christology
Subject:
Christianity-Theology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20021105
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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» Biography » Religious
» Humanities » Philosophy » General
» Religion » Christianity » Biblical Reference » Criticism
» Religion » Christianity » New Testament » General
» Religion » Western Religions » Theology

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"Synopsis" by , The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography focuses on the New Testament to present Jesus as a spiritual figure and literary character with ties that span from the creation to the end of time. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
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