JohnR. Miles

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Distinguished Professor Emeritus, English & Religious Studies, English
School of Humanities

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1971, Near Eastern Languages & Literatures


University of California, Irvine
English Department
435 HIB
Mail Code: 2650
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Religion, literature, and international relations. Western scriptures (Jewish, Christian, Muslim) as literature. Religious poetry and music. Religion, science, and the environment.
Academic Distinctions
Pulitzer Prize, 1996.
Honorary doctorate: Meadville-Lombard Theological School.
Honorary doctorate: American Jewish University of Los Angeles.
Honorary doctorate: Hebrew Union College
Fellow, Committee on the Conceptual Foundations of Science, University of Chicago.
Regents Lecturer, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Mellon Fellow, California Institute of Technology.
Scholar in Residence, Getty Research Institute
God in the Qur'an (forthcoming).

Norton Anthology of World Religions, 2014.

Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God ( Knopf, 2001)

God: A Biography (Knopf, 1995)
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1991; MacArthur Fellowship, 2003-2007
Professional Societies
American Academy of Religion
Pacific Council for International Policy
Society of Biblical Literature
Authors' Guild
Academy of American Poets
Other Experience
Editor and Writer
Los Angeles Times 1985—1995

Executive Editor
University of California Press 1978—1985

Senior Advisor to the President
J. Paul Getty Trust 1999—2006

Research Center
Newkirk Center for Science and Society
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