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

  • Jack Miles' most recent book is God in the Qur'an, published by Knopf November 13, 2018. 
  • Miles will be appearing to discuss his new book on Wednesday, December 12, at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • Miles is the 2018-2019 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations at Boston College. You may read the announcement here. During his tenure there, Miles will complete a book, The Greatest Translation of All Time, about the Septuagint: the original translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew and Aramaic into Greek. He will also teach a course and organize a conference.
  • Why I’ll Stay, Why I Left - Two Essays by Ross Douthat and Jack Miles, from Commonweal's Special Issue on Catholic Identity, published November 19, 2018.
  • Is the Qur’an the Word of God? Mimetic Theory and the Anxiety of Scriptural Influence - Miles presented The Raymond Schwager, S. J. Memorial Lecture at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, July 14, 2018. Posted on YouTube October 30, 2018.
  • The Raven Review also interviewed Miles about God in the Qur'an. View the trailer here. A subscription to their publication is required to view the interview.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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