Still A Firebrand, 2,000 Years Later

In The New York Times, Yale’s Dale B. Martin reviews Reza Aslan’s book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. “Mr. Aslan’s thesis is not as startling, original or ‘entirely new’ as the book’s publicity claims,” Martin writes. “Nor is it as outlandish as described by his detractors.” Martin points out that Aslan “is not a scholar of ancient Judaism or Christianity. He teaches creative writing. And he is a good writer. ‘Zealot’ is not innovative or original scholarship, but it makes an entertaining read.” 

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