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God in the Qur’an, by Jack Miles. Knopf. 256 pages. $26.95.

Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God, by Jack Miles. Vintage. 368 pages. $16.95.

God: A Biography, by Jack Miles. Vintage. 446 pages. $17.95.

Who was God speaking to when he said “Let there be light”? There was nobody to hear him, no spouse, no servants, not even a “mythic animal,” wrote Jack Miles in God: A Biography, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1996. God was “as yet unmade by any history.” He needed an interlocutor: when he shaped an image of himself in clay, God grew as dependent on his creation as it was on him. “Where are you?” God called out to Adam and Eve as he strolled in the garden.

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