Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (Paperback)
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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (Paperback)

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Paperback 318 Pages / Published: 03/03/2014
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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.

Publisher: The Westbourne Press
ISBN: 9781908906298
Number of pages: 318
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 28 mm

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“Very interesting read”

I was lent this book by a friend and enjoyed it much more than expected. The truth behind the "well known" figure of Jesus Christ was very interesting and gave a great insight into how Christianity grew out... More

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