The Debut of the Bible as a Pagan Classic

The inception of God: A Biography in print.

Written for The Council on the Study of Religion Bulletin in June 1976, Jack Miles discusses the potential for a literary approach to the Bible, a new way to view the Bible: as a classic work of literary art.

"As the Bible moves out of explicitly religious institutions--parochial schools, yeshivas, seminaries, denominational universities, etc.--and into the state universities of North America, what changes are likely to take place in the process by which it is transmitted?"