God in the Qur'an

God in the Qur'an

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography, an erudite, hugely informative portrait of the God of Islam, the world's second largest, fastest-growing, and perhaps most tragically misunderstood religion. Who is Allah? What makes Him unique? And what does He ask of those who submit to His teachings? In the spirit of his Pulitzer Prize-winning God, a trailblazin From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography, an erudite, hugely informative portrait of the God of Isl...

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Title:God in the Qur'an
Author:Jack Miles
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Genres:Religion
ISBN:God in the Qur'an
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:241 pages pages

God in the Qur'an Reviews

  • Rod
    Jan 04, 2019
    Jack Miles says he wrote this book--following the example of C.S. Lewis--because it was a book that he would want to read that no one had written yet. He (along with John Shelby Spong and Bart Ehrman) definitely writes books I would like to have written in another life where I was a wr...
  • Edward
    Feb 18, 2019
    Miles, a committed Christian, is not interested in finding the God of the Qur'an better or worse, more or less truthful, than the God of the Bible; rather, as he writes in the foreword, he comes at them as a literary critic would and suspends his belief. As characters, or figures, Yahw...
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    Nov 24, 2018
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  • Pearl
    Jan 23, 2019
    Who is God? That seems to be the question Jack Miles attempts to discover, not by presenting his own views but by examining the sacred scriptures of each of the three great monotheistic religions. Presumably, he is the same God (each religion proclaims there is but one God) but they do...
  • Fraser Kinnear
    Aug 10, 2019
    This is definitely not the starting point for Qur?anic studies that I was hoping for (unlike Miles?s other God: A Biography, which I felt was very insightful on the Jewish Yhwh character). In spite of being about the Qur?an, Miles?s most insightful commentary is actually ground...
  • Daniel Kukwa
    Feb 02, 2019
    I enjoyed this book, in particular the examinations of the differences involving the stories of Satan & Noah. However, I found that it approaches its main idea of comparing the God of the Qur'an to the God of the Old & New Testaments very indirectly. The last chapter I found to...
  • John Martindale
    Jun 22, 2019
    I found this pretty interesting, Miles compares and contrast the Biblical stories that are also retold in the Koran. It is interesting to see how Mohammad cleaned some things up, sometimes painting a more positive portrait of God, providing some elements to show God is merciful where i...
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    Apr 25, 2019
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  • Daniel Farabaugh
    Jun 20, 2019
    The comparative approach of this book is well done and does a good job of highlighting the differences between the three major Western religions. It makes me want to read his other works. ...
  • Evan Kostelka
    Aug 14, 2019
    This book was a great introduction to the Quran. As he states in his final chapter, his point was to let those not familiar with the sacred text understand a little bit of what it is and what it has to say in relation to the Bible. He covers the major characters that appear in the ...
  • Fatima
    Jul 31, 2019
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  • James Tribble
    Nov 26, 2018
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  • Michael
    Dec 17, 2018
    A must read. ...
  • Laura
    Aug 09, 2019
    Good info, a great exercise in comparative literature. It was hard to focus on in many places though. I had to repeatedly go back because I lost the thread of the argument due to little digressions and side paths the author insisted on taking. ...
  • Paul Richardson
    Jul 05, 2019
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    Nov 29, 2018
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    Dec 01, 2018
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  • Brian Ross
    Jul 23, 2019
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    Jun 01, 2019
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  • Scott Pierce
    Mar 17, 2019
    A good read for anyone interested in comparative religions, and Miles seems to do a nice job considering the pros and cons of the major religions in a fair manner, with a focus on how God is depicted in the Qur'an. He makes some interesting comparisons, for example during the tale of A...
  • Shannon Lasater
    Jan 14, 2019
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  • May Morris
    Mar 03, 2019
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  • Jim Woolwine
    Mar 09, 2019
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  • Charlie Ditkoff
    May 16, 2019
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  • Anthony Cleveland
    Jan 13, 2019
    I thought I was going to find this book interesting and I did. However, the best parts were the ?forword? and ?afterword? by the author, Jack Miles. The actual content of the book, I.e. God in the Quran, was rather difficult to follow and simply illogical at times. In addition,...
  • John
    Jan 04, 2019
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  • Andy Stubbs
    Mar 31, 2019
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  • Christine Sopko
    Mar 18, 2019
    A in-depth comparison between the Qur'an, Torah, and bible. It was okay to read. I am not a scholar though and needed quicker side by side comparisons and summaries. However I liked the comparison on page 200 of the golden rings and find it a way to move forward with. I also liked the ...
  • Jay
    Mar 04, 2019
    Decent overview of major common characters, but presents a contrast instead of any argument. ...
  • Amir Kiani
    Jun 05, 2019
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