"The object of all good literature is to purge the soul of its petty troubles." ~ P.G. Wodehouse

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Reviews of Reza Aslan's Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

For those interested in what some biblical scholars are saying about Reza Aslan's book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. A selection of reviews and blog comments are located below. I highly recommend Robert Gundry's razor-sharp review, but you can't go wrong with Le Donne, Hurtado, Evans, and Carey either.

Reviews: 
Robert Gundry's review of Zealot in Books and Culture "Jesus as a Jewish Jihadist": http://www.booksandculture.com/articles/2013/novdec/jesus-as-jewish-jihadist.html

Anthony Le Donne at Jesus Blog: http://historicaljesusresearch.blogspot.ca/2013/07/a-usually-happy-fellow-reviews-aslans.html#more

Larry Hurtado: http://larryhurtado.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/zombie-claims-and-jesus-the-zealot/

Craig Evans at Christianity Today: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/august-web-only/zealot-reza-aslan-tells-same-old-story-about-jesus.html

Greg Carey at the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-carey/reza-aslan-on-jesus_b_3679466.html

Larry Behrendt at the Jesus Blog: http://historicaljesusresearch.blogspot.ca/2013/07/a-review-of-reza-aslans-zealot.html

Elizabeth Castelli at the Nation: http://www.thenation.com/article/175688/reza-aslan-historian#

On Aslan's Fox Interview:
Jesus Blog: http://historicaljesusresearch.blogspot.ca/2013/07/reza-aslan-on-foxnews-embarrassed-to-be.html

Jim West on Aslan's credentials: http://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/is-reza-aslan-a-liar/

Matthew J. Franck at First Things: http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2013/07/29/scholarly-misrepresentation/



Sunday, December 1, 2013

Jesus Blog

I can tell from postings of mine over the last few months or the lack of posts that it has been a busy semester.

I just added a link under Blog List to the Jesus Blog run by Anthony Le Donne and Chris Keith. There are posting some interesting things about historical Jesus research. You can find them here: http://historicaljesusresearch.blogspot.ca/