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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.

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/

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