John "Jack" Miles

Corcoran Visiting Professor

Center for Christian-Jewish Learning


A Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English & Religious Studies at the University of California/Irvine and a recipient of both Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships, Jack Miles is a well-known scholar and commentator on religion, politics, and culture whose writings have appeared in The AtlanticThe New York TimesThe Boston GlobeThe Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. The Pulitzer Prize-winner is the new Corcoran Visiting Professorship in Christian-Jewish Relations for the 2018-19 academic year. The chair is centered in the Boston College Center for Christian-Jewish Learning. He is general editor of the Norton Anthology of World Religions. His first book, God: A Biography, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 and has been translated into sixteen languages. His second book, Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2002 and led to his MacArthur Fellowship. His latest book, God in the Qur’an, is forthcoming.