Ask Reza Aslan Anything: Responding To Criticism

In the latest video from the Zealot author, he considers the negative response to his book as well as claims that he cherry-picked his research: Readers have contributed their own criticisms as well. One warns that Zealot is riddled with historical inaccuracies, quoting from one of Christianity scholar Bart Ehrman’s many posts challenging the book: Aslan maintains that the … Continue reading Ask Reza Aslan Anything: Responding To Criticism

Ask Reza Aslan Anything: The Biggest Misconception Christians Have About Jesus?

“So was Jesus political?” asks another reader (followed by another question about the Second Coming): How might most Christians react if Jesus Christ showed up today? Reza is an Iranian-American writer and a scholar of religions. He is the author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam and, most recently, Zealot: The Life … Continue reading Ask Reza Aslan Anything: The Biggest Misconception Christians Have About Jesus?

Ask Reza Aslan Anything: How Can A Muslim Write About Jesus?

That’s the question Fox News used against Reza, channeled here by a less interrogatory reader: Reza is an Iranian-American writer and scholar of religions. He is the author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam and, most recently, Zealot, which offers an interpretation of the life and mission of the historical Jesus. Previous … Continue reading Ask Reza Aslan Anything: How Can A Muslim Write About Jesus?

Ask Reza Aslan Anything: What Do We Know About Jesus?

A reader is asking: In another video after the jump, Reza gives a fascinating account of the earliest non-Christian evidence of Jesus (followed by several comments from readers): Here he addresses the Resurrection: A reader writes: Lutheran Seminarian here. Regarding Reza Aslan’s video about why Jesus would be confused about ritual of the Catholic Mass, the reading of and … Continue reading Ask Reza Aslan Anything: What Do We Know About Jesus?

Ask Reza Aslan Anything: How Jesus Stood Apart

In the second video from writer and scholar Reza Aslan, he explains the revolutionary nature of Jesus’ message: [vimeo 86713863 w=580] In a followup, Aslan notes how unlikely it was that this message endured after Jesus’ death: [vimeo 86716095 w=580] In yesterday’s video, Reza imagined how the Jesus would have reacted to a modern Catholic Mass. He is the … Continue reading Ask Reza Aslan Anything: How Jesus Stood Apart

Ask Reza Aslan Anything: So Jesus Goes To Mass …

In our first video from the author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, he explains how he thinks the historical Jesus would react to present day Catholicism: Reza’s answers, of course, presuppose that Jesus was/is not the Son of God. In the light of faith, however, the question our reader posed … Continue reading Ask Reza Aslan Anything: So Jesus Goes To Mass …