Zealot

Dec 25, 2013

Thursday, Doug is joined by religion scholar Reza Aslan for a conversation about his latest book, ZEALOT. It's a biography of Jesus of Nazareth, not as he's come to be understood, but as a man living under Roman occupation during a time of religious and political upheaval. Aslan calls Jesus a man of passion who rose up not just against the empire, but also against leaders of his own faith. We'll talk about Jesus' life and times and about how the early Christian church transformed his story. (Rebroadcast)

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Reza Aslan is a religion scholar and creative writing professor at University of California, Riverside. His books include No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam [Amazon/Indiebound] and the new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth [Amazon/Indiebound]