Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
8:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
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Reza Aslan, bestselling author of No god but God, sheds new light on one of history’s most enigmatic men in Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. In this meticulously researched biography, Aslan examines Jesus through the lens of the era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor. Scores of Jewish prophets, preachers, and would-be messiahs wandered the Holy Land, bearing messages from God. This was an age of zealotry, a fervent nationalism that made resistance to Roman occupation a sacred duty incumbent on all Jews.
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, is translated into thirteen languages. He is also author of How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror, as well as 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.Admission for all lectures is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers, and FREE to AHC Insiders unless otherwise noted. Reservations are required for all lectures. Please call 404.814.4150. All lecture ticket purchases are non-refundable. Please note: Our ticketing site is not operational at this time. We are working to fix it and greatly apologize for the inconvenience. Please call 404.814.4150 to make lecture reservations. If you are an Insiders member ($500 Patron level and above), please email us your reservation request to Insiders@AtlantaHistoryCenter.com or call us at 404.814.4101