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God: A Biography de Jack Miles
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God: A Biography (1995 original; edició 1996)

de Jack Miles (Autor)

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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 more 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.… (més)
Membre:MatthewCoomber
Títol:God: A Biography
Autors:Jack Miles (Autor)
Informació:Vintage (1996), Edition: Reprint, 446 pages
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> Babelio : https://www.babelio.com/livres/Miles-Dieu/46697
> BAnQ (Potvin S., La presse, 22 déc. 1996) : https://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2183117

> Un livre révélateur sur les nombreux aspects contradictoires de Jéhovah, tels qu’ils surgissent à travers les remous de l’Ancien Testament, est celui de Jack Miles, God : A Biography (New York : Vintage Books, 1995). Cet ouvrage a été traduit en français sous le titre Dieu : une biographie (Robert Laffont). --Deepak Chopra, 'Comment connaître Dieu', Rocher, 2001

> DIEU. UNE BIOGRAPHIE, de Jack Miles. — Comme Karen Armstrong, Jack Miles a fait des études en théologie et est passé par les ordres (il était jésuite). Comme le sien, son livre a eu un grand succès en version anglaise (il a même remporté le prix Pulitzer de la biographie l’an dernier). Et comme elle, il a écrit sur la vie et l’oeuvre de Dieu. En fait, il s’agit cette fois d’une véritable biographie, qui se lit d’ailleurs comme celle des grands personnages historiques, sans pourtant se soumettre aux vulgarités humoristiques qu’on aurait pu attendre d’une telle prémisse. En clair, Miles ne dit pas si Dieu fume, s’il trompe sa femme ou s'il aime les Beatles. « Ce que je prétends, c’est uniquement qu’on peut raconter la vie de Dieu telle qu’elle se trouve dans les pages de la Bible », explique le biographe en introduction de l’ouvrage magistral qui traque donc ensuite son protagoniste à l’aide d’une étude strictement littéraire de la Bible, considérée comme une oeuvre d’art. L’ensemble propose une présentation des différentes personnalités de Dieu, qui n’est décidément pas un saint — il est tour à tour créateur, exterminateur, ami de la famille, libérateur, législateur, suzerain, conquérant, arbitre, bourreau, démon, père-absent et génie désabusé… C’est en même temps une passionnante étude des livres porteurs, de la Genèse aux écrits des prophètes. Cela dit, les questions sérieuses que l’ancien séminariste a appris à se poser sont absorbées sur un petit ton détaché, un tantinet badin, tout à fait agréable. Jack Miles est un admirable professeur. Robert Laffont, 457 pages. (Stéphane BAILLARGEON) --Le devoir, 20 mai 1997, Cahier B … ; (Source),
URL : https://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2767932
  Joop-le-philosophe | Jul 10, 2021 |
Uma interpretação da Bíblia fechada em si própria. Isto é, uma interpretação exclusivamente literária. Não corresponde aos meus interesses de momento, por isso desisti da leitura antes do final do primeiro capítulo. ( )
  CMBras | Mar 31, 2021 |
So far, it's a good read. He notices that the difference in the order of books in the Jewish Bible and the Christian Old Testament means that the evolution / change / growth [my words] of God differs. Also the fact that the Tanach consists of scrolls in no required order is very different from a codex with a very definite, unchangeable order of pages.:
1 vota raizel | Mar 26, 2021 |
Jack Miles’ God: A Biography is a rather unusual and paradoxical work. It’s so because this isn’t about a person, but the Creator of the Universe. This Supreme One, who is unlike any other, is still portrayed as having human qualities. God isn’t only anthropomorphized, but Miles presented this character as a combination of multiple personalities – Creator, Destroyer, Warrior, Advocate, Deceiver, Trickster, Father, Woman, Protector, and Friend.
Because of these combinations God often acts indecisively, erratically, prone to moodiness, and after he created mankind in Genesis, took it upon himself to destroy their descendants in an awful flood. This Creator-God saved Noah and animals by showing a sign of a rainbow never to destroy the world again. But God later showed up as a warrior as he led the Israelites out or Egypt from the clutches of the Pharaoh. But later he was vindictive when he punished them with years of wandering in the desert with death and destruction.
The redactors of the Tanakh were caught up in a polytheistic worldview when they endeavored to show the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as monotheistic. This appeared to be the reason why Jack Miles’ God had multiple personalities. God had no other lives than to live through mankind who was the key to his existence. He didn’t realize when he told them to be fruitful and multiply that this blessing would fly in the face of what he himself envisioned. This book by its literary interpretation has brought to light original ways how believers and unbelievers alike could interpret the Hebrew Bible. Miles’ project was central in understanding the Hebrew text as opposed to the Christian Old Testament that is arranged somewhat differently. ( )
  erwinkennythomas | Jun 7, 2020 |
Winner of the pulitzer prize.
  AmericanSpace | Dec 30, 2019 |
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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 more 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.

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