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Title:
Zealot : the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth
Author:
Aslan, Reza.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, c2013.
Physical Description:
xxxiv, 296 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
Summary:
Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor. Scores of Jewish prophets, preachers, and would-be messiahs wandered through the Holy Land, bearing messages from God. This was the age of zealotry--a fervent nationalism that made resistance to the Roman occupation a sacred duty incumbent on all Jews. And few figures better exemplified this principle than the charismatic Galilean who defied both the imperial authorities and their allies in the Jewish religious hierarchy.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781400069224
Format :
Book