Reza Aslan’s Grand Inquisitor

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Reza Aslan’s new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, pits a "historical" Jesus against the orthodox Christian Jesus that founded Christianity and shaped Western Society. Non-Christians have been writing books that challenge the historical, biblical person of Jesus for millenia. And even though Aslan's Jesus has been getting a lot of press, I am not worried that Aslan is harming orthodox Christianity any more than I'm worried  A-Rod is ruining the entire sport of baseball by lyi … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Is Reza Aslan’s “Zealot” As Revolutionary As It Seems To Be?

I'm sure you've seen by now links to the recent Fox interview with author Reza Aslan regarding his new book about Jesus titled Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. However, according to The American Conservative's Alan Jacobs, the real news should be that Aslan's views are not nearly as new or revolutionary as they seem. Or, as Jacobs puts it, "Reza Aslan’s book is an educated amateur’s summary and synthesis of a particularly skeptical but quite long-established line of New Testament … [Read more...]


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