Jack Miles is the author of several books, most recently Religion as We Know It: An Origin Story. His book God: A Biography was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1996.

The original content of this article was actually given in a WMMW talk held on our campus March 20, 2021, which eventually led to his recently published article in Phi Beta Kappa’s, The American Scholar titled, “Lessons from an Unwritten Autobiography”, From doubt and despair to faith and love. To read the article, click here. To listen to the original What Matters to Me and Why campus talk held in 2021, click here.