Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
A #1 New York Times BestsellerTwo thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher walked across the Galilee gathering followers to establish the "Kingdom of God." He was tortured and executed as a state criminal. Within decades, his followers would call him God. 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.
Reza Aslan is an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, and recipient of the James Joyce Award. His first book, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, was named one of the 100 most important books of the decade. He is also the author of How to Win a Cosmic War and Beyond Fundamentalism, and founder of Aslan Media. Born in Iran, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.
Map: First-Century Palestine..The Temple in Jerusalem..Author's Note..Introduction..Chronology..PART I..Prologue: A Different Sort of Sacrifice..1: A Hole in the Corner..2: King of the Jews..3: You Know Where I Am From..4: The Fourth Philosophy..5: Where Is Your Fleet to Sweep the Roman Seas?..6: Year One..PART II..Prologue: Zeal for Your House..7: The Voice Crying Out in the Wilderness..8: Follow Me..9: By the Finger of God..10: May Your Kingdom Come..11: Who Do You Say I Am?..12: No King but Caesar..PART III..Prologue: God Made Flesh..13: If Christ Has Not Been Risen..14: Am I Not an Apostle?..15: The Just One..Epilogue: True God from True God..Acknowledgments..Notes..Bibliography..Index