Meeting Report

April 19, 2015

Book Discussion
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
by Reza Aslan

This interesting, enjoyable and informative meeting was attended by close to twenty people. In addition to the three official panelists and the moderator, several attendees provided very valuable insights. The full report will appear here shortly. In the meantime, here are the first two paragraphs of the original announcement.

In its five-starred review of Zealot, Publishers Weekly says, “Compulsively readable and written at a popular level, this superb work is highly recommended.”

In fact, the book has been met by both effusive praise and scathing criticism. Some reviews (e.g., New York Times) take a more balanced approach, acknowledging his scholarship and research, and pointing out some shortcomings, both personal and historical.

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