Book launch: God in the Qur’an

The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College is hosting a book launch event on Nov. 28 at noon for God in the Qur’an (Knopf, 2018) by Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, who holds the 2018-19 Corcoran Visiting Professorship in Christian-Jewish Relations at BC. Miles is a well-known religious scholar whose writings have appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times, Boston GlobeWashington Post, and Los Angeles Times. His new book offers a portrait of the God of Islam, the world’s second largest religion. Miles is also the author of God: A Biography, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 and has been translated into 16 languages, and Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God, which was named a New York Times Notable Book. Miles is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English & Religious Studies at the University of California/Irvine and a recipient of both Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships. This event, which is free and open the public, will be held in McElroy Commons, Room 237. Email cjlearning@bc.edu to register.

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