Thalia.de

In weniger als einer Minute mit dem Lesen beginnen. Sie haben noch keinen tolino?

Zealot

The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Good Housekeeping • Booklist • Publishers Weekly • Bookish
From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth.

Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the "Kingdom of God." The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was captured, tortured, and executed as a state criminal.

Within decades after his shameful death, 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: 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.

Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion, yet rife with contradiction; a man of peace who exhorted his followers to arm themselves with swords; an exorcist and faith healer who urged his disciples to keep his identity a secret; and ultimately the seditious "King of the Jews" whose promise of liberation from Rome went unfulfilled in his brief lifetime. Aslan explores the reasons why the early Christian church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary. And he grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself, the mystery that is at the heart of all subsequent claims about his divinity.

Zealot yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus of Nazareth's life and mission. The result is a thought-provoking, elegantly written biography with the pulse of a fast-paced novel: a singularly brilliant portrait of a man, a time, and the birth of a religion.
Praise for Zealot

"Riveting . . . Aslan synthesizes Scripture and scholarship to create an original account."-The New Yorker
"A lucid, intelligent page-turner."-Los Angeles Times

"Fascinatingly and convincingly drawn . . . Aslan may come as close as one can to respecting those who revere Jesus as the peace-loving, turn-the-other-cheek, true son of God depicted in modern Christianity, even as he knocks down that image."-The Seattle Times

"[Aslan's] literary talent is as essential to the effect of Zealot as are his scholarly and journalistic chops. . . . A vivid, persuasive portrait."-Salon

"This tough-minded, deeply political book does full justice to the real Jesus, and honors him in the process."-San Francisco Chronicle
From the Hardcover edition.
Portrait
Reza Aslan is an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions. His first book, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, has been translated into thirteen languages and named by Blackwell as one of the hundred most important books of the last decade. He is also the author of How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror (published in paperback as Beyond Fundamentalism), as well as the editor of Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East. Born in Iran, he lives in New York and Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.
… weiterlesen
Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz kopiergeschützt i
Seitenzahl 336, (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 16.07.2013
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9780679603535
Verlag Random House Publishing Group
eBook (ePUB)
17,49
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Sofort per Download lieferbar
In der Cloud verfügbar
Per E-Mail verschenken i

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 18232181
    Erleben und Verhalten der ersten Christen
    von Gerd Theissen
    eBook
    15,99
  • 29312517
    Restless Heart
    von Emma Lang
    eBook
    12,99
  • 45779405
    Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography
    von Phil Collins
    eBook
    14,99
  • 46329838
    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
    von J. D. Vance
    eBook
    11,89
  • 43637487
    Jagd in der Tiefe
    von Patrick Robinson
    eBook
    7,99
  • 35460231
    The Unwinding
    von George Packer
    eBook
    6,99 bisher 10,49
  • 38308098
    The Dictator's Handbook
    von Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
    eBook
    19,67
  • 33111735
    Unorthodox
    von Deborah Feldman
    eBook
    10,99 bisher 17,49
  • 40189975
    Thinking, Fast and Slow
    von Daniel Kahneman
    eBook
    9,49
  • 43731347
    Dictator
    von Robert Harris
    eBook
    8,49
  • 45969352
    The Making of Donald Trump
    von David Cay Johnston
    eBook
    15,49
  • 45168728
    Buffering
    von Hannah Hart
    eBook
    14,99
  • 40310847
    The Body Keeps the Score
    von Bessel Van Der Kolk
    eBook
    9,49
  • 42881525
    The Power of Now
    von Eckhart Tolle
    eBook
    16,27
  • 43896959
    Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
    von Robert Kiyosaki
    eBook
    6,49
  • 30902479
    Losing My Virginity
    von Sir Richard Branson
    eBook
    9,99
  • 26325384
    How to Win Friends and Influence People
    von Dale Carnegie
    eBook
    8,49
  • 26688984
    A Brief History Of Time
    von Stephen W. Hawking
    eBook
    8,49
  • 45466626
    The Inevitable
    von Kevin Kelly
    eBook
    27,99
  • 43644817
    To Hell and Back
    von Ian Kershaw
    eBook
    10,99

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

Zealot

Zealot

von Reza Aslan

eBook
17,49
+
=
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

von Joanne K. Rowling

eBook
12,99
+
=

für

30,48

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen