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Zealot: Reza Aslan Discusses the Life and Times of Jesus

Religious scholar Reza Aslan is the author of the book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Any time someone seeks to examine a religious figure as a real-life, flesh and blood human being, it’s bound to generate some measure of controversy, and last year Aslan found himself defending his book, and that […]

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of NazarethReligious scholar Reza Aslan is the author of the book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.

Any time someone seeks to examine a religious figure as a real-life, flesh and blood human being, it’s bound to generate some measure of controversy, and last year Aslan found himself defending his book, and that effort.

He joins us to discuss what he hoped to accomplish with the book.

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