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This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
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Iranian-American writer/scholar Reza Aslan's latest book is the product of 20 years of meticulous research to get to the core of who Jesus was as a man and as a historical figure. Description:
Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, "Zealot" does not rely on the gospels for primary source material. Rather, it places Jesus in the social, religious and political milieu of his time so as to form a more accurate picture of Jesus, one that views him as a radical political revolutionary swept up, as every Jew of his era was, in the nationalist struggle for freedom from Roman occupation.
Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan challenges the conventional portraits of Jesus of Nazareth.
Aslan is an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions. His first book, "No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam," has been translated into 13 languages and named by Blackwell as one of the hundred most important books of the last decade. He is the editor of "Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East."