The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
If you’re curious about a realistic view on the historical Jesus, Zealot is for you. While churches look at Jesus through idealistic He-Was-Is-God glasses, Reza concluded – pragmatically – that Jesus was a zealot. In modern language that is a revolutionist.
In Reza’s context, the book works. And it is interesting. Reza struggles when he comes to judge the spiritual Jesus and his miracle workings. He ends up shrugging his shoulders. The spiritual Jesus remains a mystery and how Jesus Nazareth turned into Jesus Christ remains an unwritten tale.
Author: Reza Aslan