Zealot Paperback

The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

by Reza Aslan

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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 explores why the early Church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary, and grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself. Zealot provides a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told. The result is a thought-provoking, elegantly written biography with the pulse of a fast-paced novel, and a singularly brilliant portrait of a man, a time and the birth of a religion.

Zealot by Reza Aslan was published by The Westbourne Press in March 2014 and is our 28491st best seller. The ISBN for Zealot is 9781908906298.

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Details for Zealot

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherThe Westbourne Press (March 2014)
Number of Pages318
Thickness28 mm
Height198 mm
Width128 mm
Product Code4263778
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