Zealot : the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth / Reza Aslan.
|Call number:||232.901 ASL|
|Publication:||New York : Random House, .|
Bible -- History of Biblical events.
|Title:||Zealot : the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth / Reza Aslan.|
|Physical description:||296 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm|
|Summary note:||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.|
|Biography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
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