Zealot

Zealot

Zealot yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus’ life and mission. Praise for Zealot “Riveting . . .

Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679603535

Category: Religion

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A lucid, intelligent page-turner” (Los Angeles Times) that challenges long-held assumptions about Jesus, from the host of Believer Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his death, his followers would call him God. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most enigmatic figures by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion, yet rife with contradiction. He explores the reasons the early Christian church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary. And he grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself, the mystery that is at the heart of all subsequent claims about his divinity. Zealot yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus’ life and mission. Praise for Zealot “Riveting . . . Aslan synthesizes Scripture and scholarship to create an original account.”—The New Yorker “Fascinatingly and convincingly drawn . . . Aslan may come as close as one can to respecting those who revere Jesus as the peace-loving, turn-the-other-cheek, true son of God depicted in modern Christianity, even as he knocks down that image.”—The Seattle Times “[Aslan’s] literary talent is as essential to the effect of Zealot as are his scholarly and journalistic chops. . . . A vivid, persuasive portrait.”—Salon “This tough-minded, deeply political book does full justice to the real Jesus, and honors him in the process.”—San Francisco Chronicle “A special and revealing work, one that believer and skeptic alike will find surprising, engaging, and original.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power “Compulsively readable . . . This superb work is highly recommended.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Zealot

Zealot

We read every chapter and summarize it in one or two paragraphs so you can get the information contained in the book at a faster rate. This is an InstaRead Summary of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan.

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ISBN: 149617741X

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With InstaRead Chapter-by-Chapter Summaries, you can get the essence of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter and summarize it in one or two paragraphs so you can get the information contained in the book at a faster rate. This is an InstaRead Summary of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan. Below is a preview of the earlier sections of the summary: Author's Note Aslan found Jesus during an evangelical youth camp in his sophomore year. He was told the story of Jesus being born as a mortal and innocent man who later became the Christ. Jesus challenged the Jews and they crucified him. His sacrifice and resurrection saved us. An exile of the Iranian revolution, Aslan's family was no longer religious because Islam was to them a symbol of everything they had lost. Aslan didn't feel much like a Muslim anyway, being in America. But Jesus was America, and it made his conversion easier. Jesus became his best friend. As he started to share his faith, he began to notice the large distance between the Jesus of the Gospels and the Jesus of history. This intensified when he started to study history of religions in College and realized that the Bible is full of errors and contradictions. This gave him a more critical distance to study the Bible, making him see the real Jesus with clarity. Aslan wrote this book to spread the good news of Jesus of Nazareth, the man – not Jesus the Christ. His arguments are based on two decades of exhaustive research, and he provides any contrary arguments from other sources in notes at the end of the book. He relies mostly on the gospel of Mark and material unique to Matthew and Luke. A.D. is substituted by C.E. (Common Era) and B.C. by B.C.E. (Before Common Era). Introduction At a time when many would-be messiahs wandered Roman land, Jesus of Nazareth was mocked by Romans for what they considered apocalyptic rambling and delusions. The Gospels, most likely authored by anonymous writers who never knew Jesus, shed very little light on his life. Rather, they focus on his divine figure. Jesus was a Jew who led a Jewish movement in Palestine, and Rome crucified him for the crime of sedition. Combining these historical facts with reliable historical records sheds a clearer light on his life than do the Gospels: Jesus was not a gentle shepherd but rather a zealous revolutionary. The Gospels were written after dark times in Rome. Jewish rebellions led to bloodbath and the exile of Jews from Jerusalem. To portray a messiah that Romans would accept, Christians reinterpreted the figure of Jesus: from a revolutionary Jewish nationalist to a peaceful spiritual leader. This book reclaims the historical, pre-Christianity Jesus by placing him within the correct social, religious and political context of his era. The Jesus that emerges will be much different from what Christianity has portrayed.
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Zealot the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth Persian Translation

Zealot  the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth  Persian Translation

Zealot yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus of Nazareth's life and mission.

Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1500564966

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 568

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From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was captured, tortured, and executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his shameful death, his followers would call him God. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor. Scores of Jewish prophets, preachers, and would-be messiahs wandered through the Holy Land, bearing messages from God. This was the age of zealotry—a fervent nationalism that made resistance to the Roman occupation a sacred duty incumbent on all Jews. And few figures better exemplified this principle than the charismatic Galilean who defied both the imperial authorities and their allies in the Jewish religious hierarchy. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion, yet rife with contradiction; a man of peace who exhorted his followers to arm themselves with swords; an exorcist and faith healer who urged his disciples to keep his identity a secret; and ultimately the seditious “King of the Jews” whose promise of liberation from Rome went unfulfilled in his brief lifetime. Aslan explores the reasons why the early Christian church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary. And he grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself, the mystery that is at the heart of all subsequent claims about his divinity. Zealot yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus of Nazareth's life and mission. The result is a thought-provoking, elegantly written biography with the pulse of a fast-paced novel: a singularly brilliant portrait of a man, a time, and the birth of a religion.Praise for Zealot “Riveting . . . Aslan synthesizes Scripture and scholarship to create an original account.”—The New Yorker“A lucid, intelligent page-turner.”—Los Angeles Times “Fascinatingly and convincingly drawn . . . Aslan may come as close as one can to respecting those who revere Jesus as the peace-loving, turn-the-other-cheek, true son of God depicted in modern Christianity, even as he knocks down that image.”—The Seattle Times “[Aslan's] literary talent is as essential to the effect of Zealot as are his scholarly and journalistic chops. . . . A vivid, persuasive portrait.”—Salon “This tough-minded, deeply political book does full justice to the real Jesus, and honors him in the process.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Zealot

Zealot

"The greatest creation of god is us, the true race of us the1&only us, all of us the mankind simply1race of humanity.Love is the only antidose of hate.So, love, peace&Godbless for all.knowledge is not only power but it is indeed freedom to ...

Author: Faisal Fahim

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1517790204

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Message from the author: My intention is not to criticize any one's beliefe.According to my knowledge the information of my book is 100% accurate. I hope any person with an open mind or a truth seeker will love my book. My book is for all kinds of people & I welcome all to read my book. It's okay to agree or disagree with my book. This entire book is not totally written by me.It is based on a research project done by me.The book is as the title goes.The information is arranged & organized by me & all sources of all documents or information is mentioned inside the book.Purpose of my book is to share the knowledge which is available in many sources & I have mentioned them in the book.Hope you enjoy & share my book."The greatest creation of god is us, the true race of us the1&only us, all of us the mankind simply1race of humanity.Love is the only antidose of hate.So, love, peace&Godbless for all.knowledge is not only power but it is indeed freedom to speak out the truth of an existence and I will share it to set it free.Thank you for reading my work.God bless planet earth & America" THIS BOOK IS BY SCHOLAR FAISAL.IT'S NOT BY AUTHOR REZA ASLAN.
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Zealot

Zealot

25% of the books entire profits will be donated to these charities 1.savethechildren & 2.stjude hospital In the same time it's an opportunity for both to learn the new discoveries of science,God&world religions that people simply have the ...

Author: Faisal Fahim

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1492939331

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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25% of the books entire profits will be donated to these charities 1.savethechildren & 2.stjude hospital In the same time it's an opportunity for both to learn the new discoveries of science, God&world religions that people simply have the right & deserve to know with an excellent positive way to help the author to donate more to the poor, hungry & disable children in America & worldwide.This book contains 2 parts and each part starts with page # 1.So, this book contains 2 books and it's a 2in1 book. Information arranged & organized by MR.Faisal Fahim Top 19 information you can learn in this 2in1 book & why this is a must read for all 1. Biography of Muhammad by a non Muslim.2. Biography of Muhammad by a Muslim.3. What do non Muslim scholars say about Muhammad.4. Complete valid information about Jesus.5. Proven facts about the great Jesus.6. A documentary book on science, Islam, Christianity & Judaism.7. A research project on Abrahamic religions. 8. Moses, Jesus & Muhammad in Islam & Christianity.9. Aramaic the true language of Jesus.10. Similarities & differences of Jesus & Muhammad.11. God definitions of various religions.12. Women in various faiths.13. Islam & terrorism.14. Is evolution proven by logic & science .15. Torah, Bible, Quran & science.16. The similarities & the differences of world's major religions.17. Proof that Jesus existed.18. Proof that Muhammad existed.19. Does God exist? Message from the author: My intention is not to criticize any one's beliefe.According to my knowledge the information of my book is 100% accurate. I hope any person with an open mind or a truth seeker will love my book. My book is for all kinds of people & I welcome all to read my book. It's okay to agree or disagree with my book. This entire book is not totally written by me.It is based on a research project done by me.The book is as the title goes.The information is arranged & organized by me & all sources of all documents or information is mentioned inside the book.Purpose of my book is to share the knowledge which is available in many sources & I have mentioned them in the book.Hope you enjoy & share my book."The greatest creation of god is us, the true race of us the1&only us, all of us the mankind simply1race of humanity.Love is the only antidose of hate.So, love, peace&Godbless for all.knowledge is not only power but it is indeed freedom to speak out the truth of an existence and I will share it to set it free.Thank you for reading my work.God bless planet earth & America" THIS BOOK IS BY SCHOLAR FAISAL.IT'S NOT BY AUTHOR REZA ASLAN.
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The Things that Make for Peace

The Things that Make for Peace

Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (London: The Westbourne Press, 2013). Reviews of Aslan's book were almost unanimously negative: see, for example, Elizabeth Castelli, “Reza Aslan––historian?,” The Nation, ...

Author: Jesse P. Nickel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110703771

Category: Religion

Page: 325

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This study offers fresh insight into the place of (non)violence within Jesus' ministry, by examining it in the context of the eschatologically-motivated revolutionary violence of Second Temple Judaism. The book first explores the connection between violence and eschatology in key literary and historical sources from Second Temple Judaism. The heart of the study then focuses on demonstrating the thematic centrality of Jesus’ opposition to such “eschatological violence” within the Synoptic presentations of his ministry, arguing that a proper understanding of eschatology and violence together enables appreciation of the full significance of Jesus’ consistent disassociation of revolutionary violence from his words and deeds. The book thus articulates an understanding of Jesus’ nonviolence that is firmly rooted in the historical context of Second Temple Judaism, presenting a challenge to the "seditious Jesus hypothesis"—the claim that the historical Jesus was sympathetic to revolutionary ideals. Jesus’ rejection of violence ought to be understood as an integral component of his eschatological vision, embodying and enacting his understanding of (i) how God’s kingdom would come, and (ii) what would identify those who belonged to it.
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The Search

The Search

C. J. Humphrey and W. G. Waddington, “The Jewish Calendar, A Lunar Eclipse, and the Date of Christ's Crucifixion,” Tyndale Bulletin 43 (1992): 331–51. 3. Bultmann, Rudolf. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (2013), xxxi 4.

Author: Harvey Meredith

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524515096

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This story is an insight into the views and understandings of someone raised in a strict Catholic family, forced to learn a religion at the earliest age. This study was undertaken after a near lifetime of reflection upon the beliefs and the basis of his religious teachings. This exercise in researching the teachings of the Catholic Church and Christian religion in general, exposes the triangle of fear, guilt and doubt about the religion driven from Rome, that has cemented his personal beliefs. Living through the jungle of regimented hypocrisy, lemming-like beliefs and teaching tactics, has provided the incentive to personally investigate the subject of Christian religion and to learn as much as possible about the subject that has survived nearly two-thousand years.
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Zealot the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

Zealot  the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

25% of the books entire profits will be donated to these charities 1.savethechildren & 2.stjude hospital In the same time it's an opportunity for both to learn the new discoveries of science, God&world religions that people simply have the ...

Author: Faisal Fahim

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1495219801

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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25% of the books entire profits will be donated to these charities 1.savethechildren & 2.stjude hospital In the same time it's an opportunity for both to learn the new discoveries of science, God&world religions that people simply have the right & deserve to know with an excellent positive way to help the author to donate more to the poor, hungry & disable children in America & worldwide.This book contains 2 parts and each part starts with page # 1.So, this book contains 2 books and it's a 2in1 book. Information arranged & organized by MR.Faisal Fahim.It's a book of comparative religion, religion and science, history, biography, proven facts and evidences.A nonfiction book of knowledge.A research project and a documentary book on the world religions of 2014. Message from the author: My intention is not to criticize any one's beliefe.According to my knowledge the information of my book is 100% accurate. I hope any person with an open mind or a truth seeker will love my book. My book is for all kinds of people & I welcome all to read my book. It's okay to agree or disagree with my book. This entire book is not totally written by me.It is based on a research project done by me.The book is as the title goes.The information is arranged & organized by me & all sources of all documents or information is mentioned inside the book.Purpose of my book is to share the knowledge which is available in many sources & I have mentioned them in the book.Hope you enjoy & share my book."The greatest creation of god is us, the true race of us the1&only us, all of us the mankind simply1race of humanity.Love is the only antidose of hate.So, love, peace&Godbless for all.knowledge is not only power but it is indeed freedom to speak out the truth of an existence and I will share it to set it free.Thank you for reading my work.God bless planet earth & America" THIS BOOK IS BY MR.FAISAL FAHIM.
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De Introducing the New Testament

De Introducing the New Testament

See “Christ in Context: 'Zealot' Explores Life of Jesus,” National Public Radio, July 15, 2013. http://www.npr. ... Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (New York: Random House, 2013), xviii. Aslan, Zealot, xx. 4.

Author: Todd Penner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118432969

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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In De-Introducing the New Testament, the authors arguefor a renewed commitment to the defamiliarizing power of NewTestament studies and a reclaiming of the discipline as one thatexemplifies the best practices of the humanities. A new approach that asks us to ‘defamiliarize’ whatwe think we know about the New Testament, articulating themes andquestions about its study that encourage further reflection andengagement Looks behind the traditional ways in which the NT is“introduced” to critically engage the conceptualframework of the field as a whole Provides a critical intervention into several methodologicalimpasses in contemporary NT scholarship Offers an appraisal of the relationship between economics andculture in the production of NT scholarship Written in a style that is clear and concise, ideal for studentreadership
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Jesus The Unauthorized Biography

Jesus  The Unauthorized Biography

16 Luke adds that, at the time, his disciples did not understand what he meant (Luke 18:34). 17 Sanders, E. P., The Historical ... 19 Aslan, R., Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (London: Saqi, 2013), EBL ebooks online.

Author: Martyn Whittock

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745980959

Category: Religion

Page: 231

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Who was Jesus Christ, and how did he make such an astonishing impact that still resonates today? Exploring evidence from the New Testament gospels, early church writings, the apocryphal gospels, Roman literature, and archaeology, readers are given a vivid portrait of Jesus’ first-century Jewish cultural context. Examining the accounts of his birth, his radical message and lifestyle, the dramatic events around his death, and the revolutionary claims made regarding his resurrection, this book offers a compelling biography of a man that his followers called the Messiah. If you have ever wondered about the impact of Jesus’ social class on his ministry; why he was at odds with religious authorities; the influence of Roman occupation; the interactions with contemporary resistance movements; or the prominent role of women in his disciple community, then allow this book to challenge and deepen your understanding of the Jesus found in the Bible.
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