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This page contains recent articles and other posts by Jack Miles.

  • Miles' forthcoming book God in the Qur'an will be published by Knopf November 13, 2018. You may pre-order it here.
  • Miles recently wrote and speaks in "Bending the Curve," a three-part video course to be offered on all campuses of the University of California. [Here's the shooting script for the three modules.]
  • A Gentile’s Philip Roth: An Appreciation - Miles eulogizes his friend and literary giant Philip Roth (March 19, 1933 – May 22, 2018). Published in Commonweal, May 29, 2018.
  • Commentary on Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman - Jack Miles provides commentary on the life of Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman after a sermon titled "Why the Prophets are Important," from the collection The Eternal Dissident, published May 11, 2018.
  • Miles was recently named the 2018-2019 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations at Boston College. You may read the announcement here.
  • Inventing the Pogrom: Miles reviews Steven J. Zipperstein's book of the same name for the LA Times Review of Books, published on April 9, 2018.
  • A once unimaginable scenario: No more newspapers - Miles and Douglas McLennan write an Op Ed, pulbished March 21, 2018 in The World Post, a partnership between the Berggruen Institute's and The Washington Post, about the decline of newspapers and the dangers of a world without them.
  • A Failed Apostle - A review of Emmanuel Carrère's The Kingdom, from Commonweal, March 12, 2018.
  • Augustine's Confessions: A New Translation - Jack Miles wrote the Foreword to Peter Constantine's masterful and elegant rendering of the first-ever autobiography, which was published January 23, 2018. Visit the Forewords page to order it.
  • California Burning - Miles reflects on the apocalyptic recent fires in Los Angeles and the future threat of continued climate change, drought, deforestation and dry conditions; published in Commonweal, January 2, 2018.
  • The individual paperback "splits" of the six world religions from the Norton Anthology of World Religions are available in less expensive editions. You may order them from a variety of stores on the Norton Anthology of World Religions page of this site. Jack Miles is the General Editor of the NAWR.
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