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le 1 mai 2014
I am neither a biblical scholar nor a zealot.
I thus write this review as simply someone with an interest in many things (and a writer into the bargain), one of the 'things' being Jesus of Nazareth. As such I say: a more in-depth study of the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth you will not find.
In 'Zealot - The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth' - I discovered a Jesus very removed from the one I had come to know as a child in the compulsory Sunday-before-Church-Service classes I had attended from the age of 5 to my confirmation into the Calvinist Dutch Reformed Church. The man I discovered in Reza Aslan's book is much more 'human' than the one of those classes. He is a 'flesh-and-blood' human being, not a celestial entity, which, according to the interpretation of the bible of those classes, was going to send me to hell if I did not, for example, say my prayers every night before I went to bed. He is a man with compassion for his fellow men.
I practice no religion today. Instead I believe in mankind and in science. Stalin once said: 'Who needs a god, when you have science?' I will not go that far.However, science we do have.
This is the first book of Reza Aslan I have read. How to tell you that no matter what religion you practice, and even if you do not practice any, this book is a must-absolutely-read.
I will now read Reza Aslan's other books too.
Mr Aslan, you have my respect and admiration.
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le 30 décembre 2013
Il m'était clair que les évangiles ont dû être transformé par l'église ou d'autres personnes souhaitant dominer le monde. Ce livre éclaircit un bon nombre de sujets sur la vie de Jesus mais aussi tout la polémique autour du peuple juif, leurs croyances, etc.