Jack Miles, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Religious Studies at the University of California at Irvine and Senior Fellow for Religious Affairs with the Pacific Council on International Policy, is most recently the author of God in the Qur’an (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018) and Religion As We Know It: An Origin Story (W.W. Norton, 2019). Miles is a writer whose work on religion, politics, and culture has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Commonweal, and many other publications. His book GOD: A Biography won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996. A MacArthur Fellow during the years 2003-2007, he is general editor of the Norton Anthology of World Religions (2014-2015). In 2016, during his final year before retirement, Miles won the UCI Distinguished Faculty Research Award, the first humanities professor to do so in twenty-five years.