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Reza Aslan - Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth - 9781908906298 - 9781908906298
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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

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Description for Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth Paperback. Fascinating, provocative and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. First paperback edition of the controversial number one New York Times Bestseller by Reza Aslan. The hardback edition has sold over 250,000 copies in the US to date. Num Pages: 318 pages. BIC Classification: BGX; HRCA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 131 x 26. Weight in Grams: 286.
Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic figures by examining Jesus within the context of the times in which he lived: the age of zealotry, an era awash in apocalyptic fervour. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against historical sources, Aslan describes a complex figure: a man of peace who exhorted his followers to arm themselves; an exorcist and faith healer who urged his disciples to keep his identity secret; and the seditious 'King of the Jews', whose promise of liberation from Rome went unfulfilled in his lifetime. Aslan ... Read more

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The Westbourne Press
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About Reza Aslan
Reza Aslan is an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions. His first book, 'No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam' was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and was named by Blackwell's as one of the hundred most important books of the last decade. He is also the author of 'How to Win a ... Read more

Reviews for Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
'Aslan's riveting biography ... synthesises Scripture and scholarship to create an original account' The New Yorker 'A lean, fast-paced account of First Century Palestine, often revealing and always finely written, which attempts to locate Christ within his historical landscape. It deserves special praise for the endnotes, which dispense with page references in favour of informal essays, and provide an overview ... Read more

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