reza aslan http://wesa.fm en Reza Aslan on The Life & Times of Jesus of Nazareth http://wesa.fm/post/reza-aslan-life-times-jesus-nazareth <p>Religious scholar and best-selling author, <a href="http://rezaaslan.com/">Reza Aslan </a>challenges many long-held assumptions about the leader of the Christian religion in his book <em>Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth</em>.</p><p>He has received criticism for his frank examination of the 1st century Jewish leader because he does not paint Jesus as a celestial “deity on earth.”</p><p>Instead, Aslan has illustrated the political and social importance of his life. “When you’re ushering in the rule of God, you’re ushering out the rule of Caesar,” he explains. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:38:18 +0000 Katie Blackley 16426 at http://wesa.fm Reza Aslan on The Life & Times of Jesus of Nazareth