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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 16 July 2013
  • ISBN : 9780679603535
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 3995 voters

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A lucid, intelligent page-turner” (Los Angeles Times) that challenges long-held assumptions about Jesus, from the host of Believer Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher 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 executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his death, his followers would call him God. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most enigmatic figures by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion, yet rife with contradiction. He explores the reasons 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’ life and mission. Praise for Zealot “Riveting . . . Aslan synthesizes Scripture and scholarship to create an original account.”—The New Yorker “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 “A special and revealing work, one that believer and skeptic alike will find surprising, engaging, and original.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power “Compulsively readable . . . This superb work is highly recommended.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Zealot

Zealot
  • Author : Reza Aslan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-07-16
  • ISBN : 9780679603535
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A lucid, intelligent page-turner” (Los Angeles Times) that challenges long-held assumptions about Jesus, from the host of Believer Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher 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 executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his death, his followers would call him God. Sifting through centuries of

Zealot

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  • Author : Jo Thornely
  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Release Date : 2020-07-21
  • ISBN : 0733640508
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'a smart, daring and refreshing book' - Weekend Australian 'deliciously sinister' - Herald Sun Why would anyone join a cult? Maybe they're unhappy with their current religion, or they want to change the world, or they're disappointed with their lives and want to find something bigger or holier that makes sense of this confusing, chaotic and dangerous world. Or maybe they just want to give themselves the best possible chance of having sex with aliens. Whatever the reason, once people

Half-Life of a Zealot

Half-Life of a Zealot
  • Author : Swanee Hunt
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-10-04
  • ISBN : 0822338750
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An autobiography by Swanee Hunt, daughter of the legendary oil magnate H. L. Hunt, Bill Clinton's Ambassador to Austria, and internationally renowned philanthropist.

American Zealots

American Zealots
  • Author : Arie Perliger
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-18
  • ISBN : 9780231552097
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In an unsettling time in American history, the outbreak of right-wing violence is among the most disturbing developments. In recent years, attacks originating from the far right of American politics have targeted religious and ethnic minorities, with a series of antigovernment militants, religious extremists, and lone-wolf mass shooters inspired by right-wing ideologies. The need to understand the nature and danger of far-right violence is greater than ever. In American Zealots, Arie Perliger provides a wide-ranging and rigorously researched overview of

From Traitor to Zealot

From Traitor to Zealot
  • Author : Daniel Koehler
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781108842945
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Explore the world of radicalization through the stories of those who switched between extreme political or religious ideologies.

The Zealot and the Emancipator

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  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2021-10
  • ISBN : 9780525563457
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"What do moral people do when democracy countenances evil? The question, implicit in the idea that people can govern themselves, came to a head in America at the middle of the nineteenth century, in the struggle over slavery. John Brown's answer was violence--violence of a sort some in later generations would call terrorism. Brown was a deeply religious man who heard the God of the Old Testament speaking to him, telling him to do whatever was necessary to destroy slavery.

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  • Author : Amos Oz
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • ISBN : 9781328987563
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The acclaimed author presents “three passionate lectures about the state of politics in Israel” in this “humorous, mournful, enraged, and uplifting” volume (Kirkus). A National Jewish Book Award Finalist Israeli author Amos Oz has won numerous awards for his novels capturing the cultural and political complexities of his country, including the Frankfurt Peace Prize, the Primo Levi Prize, and the National Jewish Book Award. But these essays on the universal nature of fanaticism and its possible cures, on the Jewish

Highlander(TM): Zealot

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  • Author : Donna Lettow
  • Publisher : Aspect
  • Release Date : 2009-09-26
  • ISBN : 9780446565646
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Duncan MacLeod, member of an age-old race of immortal beings, is in Paris helping a friend organize a museum exhibit of ancient cultures destroyed by the Romans. While unwrapping a priceless scroll of the Torah, Duncan remembers Avram Mordecai, a young Immortal who was determined to see the Romans defeated and the lands of Israel returned to the Hebrews. When Duncan meets Maral, a Palestinian delegate to the Arab-Israeli peace talks, he falls irrevocably in love. But as the tense

God

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  • Author : Reza Aslan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • ISBN : 9780553394733
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer explores humanity’s quest to make sense of the divine in this concise and fascinating history of our understanding of God. In Zealot, Reza Aslan replaced the staid, well-worn portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth with a startling new image of the man in all his contradictions. In his new book, Aslan takes on a subject even more immense: God, writ large. In layered prose and with thoughtful,

The Sabbath World

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  • Author : Judith Shulevitz
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2011-04-05
  • ISBN : 9780812971736
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What is the Sabbath, anyway? The holy day of rest? The first effort to protect the rights of workers? A smart way to manage stress in a world in which computers never get turned off and work never comes to an end? Or simply an oppressive, outmoded rite? In The Sabbath World, Judith Shulevitz explores the Jewish and Christian day of rest, from its origins in the ancient world to its complicated observance in the modern one. Braiding ideas together

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  • Author : Christopher Priest
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Release Date : 2021-06-23
  • ISBN : 9781302938413
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Collects U.S.Agent (2020) #1-5. The Super-Soldier you love to hate! John Walker, the one-time Captain America and former U.S.Agent, has been stripped of his official status and is now operating as an independent government contractor protecting covert interests. Now Walker’s latest security detail draws him into a conflict between a small town and the corporate giant trying to destroy it. Along the way, Walker acquires a new partner and a new enemy — while being haunted by

The Zealots

The Zealots
  • Author : G. K. Johnson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-03-11
  • ISBN : 1951084276
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"Comradery goes awry. Restless young men are separated in the political angst of Roman rule over Judea. One seeks vengeance to satiate his demons. The other is taken into the underbelly of Holy Jerusalem"--

Zealots for Souls

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  • Author : Anne Huijbers
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2018-01-22
  • ISBN : 9783110540291
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Zealots for souls draws attention to the impact of the Observant reforms within the Order of Preachers, and ambitiously stirs up a broad scope of questions pertaining to the institutional narratives produced within the order between c. 1388 and 1517. Through the narratives and the forms of remembrance they fostered, the author traces the development of contemporary characteristics of the Dominican self-understanding. The book shows the fluid boundaries between the genres (order chronicles, convent chronicles, collective biographies), highlights the interplay between the

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  • Author : Braxton DeGarmo
  • Publisher : Christen Haus Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • ISBN : 9781943509225
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Who is trying to eliminate the British Royal Family? And why? After all, the monarchy is largely ceremonial and symbolic. What does the Stone of Destiny have to do with an ancient Biblical promise? Where is the Throne of David? God promised David that someone would sit on his throne throughout eternity. It’s that earthly throne that Christ will claim upon His return. And yet, where did it go after King Zedekiah was overthrown and exiled to Babylon in 585

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  • Author : Oliver Thomson
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2018-07-15
  • ISBN : 9781445677965
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A page-turning account of often misunderstood events which draws attention to the bloodshed caused by religious extremism in Britain's history.