Zealot by Reza Aslan torrent
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The author of the international bestseller „Not God, But God“ is a compelling, provocative and carefully researched biography that challenges the old assumption about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth.
Two thousand years ago, a wandering Jewish preacher and miracle worker passed through Galilee, gathering disciples to establish what he called the kingdom of God. The revolutionary movement he launched threatened so much of the established order that he was arrested, tortured, and executed as a state criminal.
For decades after his heinous death, his disciples called him God.
After centuries of myth-making, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of the most influential and mysterious characters in history, exploring Jesus through the lens of the turbulent age in which he lived: Palestine in the first century, an age of apocalyptic fervor. Dozens of potential Jewish prophets, preachers, and messiahs roamed the Holy Land, carrying messages from God. It was the era of fiery nationalism that made resistance to the Roman occupation a sacred obligation for all Jews. And few people explain this principle better than the Galilean charismatic, who opposed both the imperial authorities and their allies in the Jewish religious hierarchy.
Balancing the Gospel of Jesus with historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion but full of contradictions; a man of peace who called on his followers to arm themselves with swords; an exorcist and healer of the faith who called on his disciples to keep their identities secret; and finally, the cunning king of the Jews, whose promise to liberate Rome was not kept in his short life. Aslan explores why the early Christian church preferred to publish the image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary. And he captures the mystery of how Jesus understood himself, the mystery behind itof all later claims to his divinity.
Jealousy gives a new perspective to one of the greatest stories he has ever told, even if it confirms the radical and transformative nature of the life and mission of Jesus of Nazareth. The result is an idea, a biography, elegantly written in the rhythm of the ephemeral novel: only a brilliant portrait of man, time and the birth of religion.