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 . . .

Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679603530

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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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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Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 1908906286

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 710

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 from Galilee launched a revolutionary movement proclaiming the 'Kingdom of God', and threatened the established order of first-century Palestine. Defying both Imperial Rome and its collaborators in the Jewish religious hierarchy, he was captured, tortured and executed as a state criminal. Within decades, his followers would call him the Son of God. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic figures by examining Jesus within the context of the times in which he lived: the age of zealotry, an era awash in apocalyptic fervour, when scores of Jewish prophets and would-be messiahs wandered the Holy Land bearing messages from God. They also espoused a fervent nationalism that made resistance to Roman occupation a sacred duty. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against historical sources, ?Aslan describes a complex figure: a man of peace who exhorted his followers to arm themselves; an exorcist and faith healer who urged his disciples to keep his identity secret; and the seditious 'King of the Jews', whose promise of liberation from Rome went unfulfilled in his lifetime. Aslan explores why the early Church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary, and grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself. Zealot provides a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told. The result is a thought-provoking, elegantly written biography with the pulse of a fast-paced novel, and a singularly brilliant portrait of a man, a time and the birth of a religion.

The Zealot s Bones

'Your Zealot,' he says softly. 'I hope you do not think that I mock you or the object of your attentions. When I paint, it is a prayer.' Matheson stares into the extraordinary jumble of colours. The image is of an elderly man.

Author: D.M. Mark

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444798189

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Two men seeking the bones of a martyr stumble upon the crimes of a devil in the stunning historical crime novel by bestselling author David Mark. Hull, 1849: a city in the grip of a cholera outbreak that sees its poorest citizens cut down by the cartload. Into this world of flame and grief comes former soldier Meshach Stone. He's been hired as bodyguard by an academic hunting for the bones of the apostle Simon the Zealot, rumoured to lie somewhere in Lincolnshire. Stone can't see why ancient bones are of interest in a world full of them. Then a woman he briefly loved is killed. As he investigates, he realizes that she is one of many... and that some deaths cry out for vengeance.

A Zealot s Destiny

Braxton DeGarmo. A Zealot's Destiny A novel by Braxton DeGarmo Christen Haus Publishing Copyright A Zealot's Destiny – Copyright © 2016 by Braxton.

Author: Braxton DeGarmo

Publisher: Christen Haus Publishing

ISBN: 1943509220

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

View: 141

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 BC? Why would a new world leader, who waits in the shadows to assume his role in history, want to claim the Throne of Promise as his? When The Assembly is tasked to fulfill this leader’s wish, will they succeed in thwarting God’s plan? Based upon a mix of Biblical prophecy and current events, A Zealot’s Destiny, Book 5 of the MedAir Series, is a political thriller that will take you on a breakneck roller coaster of action. An explosion at a royal residence in England leads to a small town in Missouri. Is it terrorism, an assassination … or both? Agents of the Royal Protection Service, FBI, and Secret Service … some, or all, could be corrupt. From Westminster College back to Westminster Abbey, Lynch Cully doesn’t know who to trust. In the end, his life will never be the same. You won’t want to put this book down.

The Underground Zealot Collection

Paul has full access, owing to his advisory role with the Zealot Underground task force. Agent Bia Balaam and I, representing the Congress of the United Seven States of America, have all the resources of the federal government at our ...

Author: Jerry B. Jenkins

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496415035

Category: Fiction

Page: 1056

View: 633

This collection bundles the entire 3 volumes of Jerry Jenkins’ popular Underground Zealot series together in one e-book, for one low price! #1 Soon Paul Stepola, an agent working for the National Peacekeeping Organization (NPO), has been assigned to enforce compliance with the world government’s prohibition on religion. Paul relishes his job and is good at it. He is determined to expose underground religion—flush it out, expose it, and kill it—until his life is turned upside down and he is forced to look at life in a different way. As Paul begins to unravel the truth about what he has found, events taking place around the world are starting to make sense. Something big is coming—something that can’t be stopped. And it is coming soon. #2 Silenced Enter the continuing story of double agent Paul Stepola as he works to protect his fellow believers from the government that is trying to eliminate Christians. The underground church is in mortal peril following the apocalyptic events in Los Angeles, which have only cast further suspicion upon Christians. Meanwhile, Paul struggles with how to tell his family about his newfound faith without raising the suspicions of his ruthless father-in-law. A gripping, futuristic thriller that will keep you glued to the page. #3 Shadowed After God intervenes with a miracle of global proportions, the tide is turned on international atheism and the National Peace Organization (NPO). The underground church has grown to the extent that Christians are becoming the majority. Agent Paul Stepola and his wife Jae are exposed and forced to become international fugitives. The NPO will stop at nothing to capture Paul and eliminate the underground church—until God intervenes and the final judgment is at hand.

Highlander TM Zealot

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.

Author: Donna Lettow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446565644

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 123

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 negotiations unfold, Duncan realizes that Avram still lives--and he has not forgotten his holy war. Now Duncan is trapped between an old friend and the woman he loves.

All the Apostles of the Bible

The Greek name Zelotes describing " The Zealots " and Simon's connection with them is the only thing the Bible tells us about ... of the comprehensive purpose of Jesus in the selection of His disciples , than that of Simon the Zealot .

Author: Herbert Lockyer

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310280118

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 262

Examines the biblical record to provide facts about the lives of the twelve apostles, proving information about each apostle's family, character, personality, ministry, and the unique aspect of his service to God.

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ZEALOT . Every creed has its zealots . ZENITH At its zenith the sun begins to decline . J. Muller . Zosimus . Be zealous , but be not a zealot . Henry II . The zenith of a man's fame is often the time of his downfall . Yacoub .




Category: Quotations, English

Page: 1216

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Ashis Nandy and the Cultural Politics of Selfhood

The zealot's impetus for expressing this aggression is markedly different. The zealot's behaviour, unlike the Westernised native, is fuelled by political motivations rather than from a civilisational one. In simple terms, for Nandy, ...

Author: Christine Deftereos

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 8132115074

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Ashis Nandy and the Cultural Politics of Selfhood gives the reader an insight into a novel aspect of Nandy. The author insists that Ashis Nandy is not merely a self-described political psychologist; he is also an intellectual street fighter who comes face to face with the psychology of politics and the politics of psychology, thus affirming why this intellectual is one of the most original and confronting Indian thinkers of his generation. The main features of this book are its original reading and the authentic use of the psychoanalytic theory to characterise and demonstrate the importance of psychoanalysis in Nandy's work. This innovative reading of Nandy's psychoanalytic approach is explored through his writings on secularism and the rise of Hindu fundamentalism, before looking at how this also operates in The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialsim (1983) Nandy's best-known book, and across his work more broadly. In doing so the author details the way Nandy confronts his own postcolonial identity and the complexities of the cultural politics of selfhood as a feature of his approach, an arresting and confronting task that can have a disarming effect. It affirms Nandy's significance as a contemporary chronicler whose social and political criticism resonates beyond India.

Masada Herod s Fortress and the Zealot s Last Stand

Numerous pictures aid this description of the findings of the 2-year archaeological excavation of the Judean desert rock-fortress of Masada

Author: Yigael Yadin

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: Israel

Page: 272

View: 438

Numerous pictures aid this description of the findings of the 2-year archaeological excavation of the Judean desert rock-fortress of Masada

The History of the Jews in the Greco Roman World

Zealot leaders Simon and James ( the sons of Judas the Galilaean ) and had them crucified . 68 Tiberius Alexander was succeeded by Ventidius Cumanus ( 48-52 CE ) , under whom there was a marked increase in violent confrontations ...

Author: Peter Schafer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415305853

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 367

Examines Judaism in Palestine throughout the Hellenistic period, from Alexander the Great's conquest in 334 BC to its capture by the Arabs in AD 636.

Nicolas Cabasilas Anti Zealot Discourse

Author: Ihor Ševčenko



Category: Thessalonikē (Greece)

Page: 90

View: 522

What Is Wrong With the Bible

Christ's persona matched that of a typical Zealot in many other ways. As the Zealots transitioned from mere protesters to radical and violent activists--even assassins--Christ followed suit with his words and actions growing more and ...

Author: Charles Giuliani

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387978764

Category: Religion

Page: 348

View: 749

The Bible is the number one best-selling book of all time. No other literary work in history has ever held so many people captive to its claims. It is viewed as "God's word," an infallible moral guidebook, and a timeless provider of hope and comfort. But is there really any truth to these views? Is the Bible really worthy of all this fanfare? This book will reveal the ugly truth that the Bible is not at all what its fans think it to be. In fact, it is the very antithesis thereof. And this book will prove all of this by using the bible itself as its own refuter.

Half Life of a Zealot

Hunt is one more strong woman. Half-Life of a Zealot is her story—so far.

Author: Swanee Hunt

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 082238826X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 420

View: 193

Swanee Hunt’s life has lived up to her Texas-size childhood. Daughter of legendary oil magnate H. L. Hunt, she grew up in a household dominated by an arch-conservative patriarch who spawned a brood of colorful offspring. Her family was nothing if not zealous, and that zeal—albeit for more compassionate causes—propelled her into a mission that reaches around the world. Half-Life of a Zealot tells how the girl who spoke against “Reds” alongside her father became a fierce advocate for progressive change in America and abroad, an innovative philanthropist, and Bill Clinton’s Ambassador to Austria. In captivating prose, Hunt describes the warmth and wear of Southern Baptist culture, which instilled in her a calling to help those who are vulnerable. The reader is drawn into her full-throttle professional life as it competes with critical family needs. Hunt gives a remarkably frank account of her triumphs and shortcomings; her sorrows, including a miscarriage and the failure of a marriage; the joys and struggles of her second marriage; and her angst over the life-threatening illness of one of her three children. She is candid about the opportunities her fortune has created, as well as the challenge of life as an heiress. Much of Swanee Hunt’s professional life is devoted to expanding women’s roles in making and shaping public policy. She is the founding director of Harvard’s Women and Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School of Government, chair of the Initiative for Inclusive Security, and president of the Hunt Alternatives Fund. Swanee Hunt’s autobiography brims over with strong women: her mother, whose religious faith and optimism were an inspiration; her daughter, who fights the social stigma of mental disorders; the women of war-torn Bosnia, who transformed their grief into action; and friends like Hillary Clinton, who used her position as First Lady to strengthen the voices of others. Hunt is one more strong woman. Half-Life of a Zealot is her story—so far.

The Zealot and the Emancipator

The Zealot and the Emancipator is the thrilling account of how two American giants shaped the war for freedom.

Author: H. W. Brands

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385544014

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 241

From the acclaimed historian and bestselling author: a page-turning account of the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln—two men moved to radically different acts to confront our nation’s gravest sin. John Brown was a charismatic and deeply religious man who heard the God of the Old Testament speaking to him, telling him to destroy slavery by any means. When Congress opened Kansas territory to slavery in 1854, Brown raised a band of followers to wage war. His men tore pro-slavery settlers from their homes and hacked them to death with broadswords. Three years later, Brown and his men assaulted the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, hoping to arm slaves with weapons for a race war that would cleanse the nation of slavery. Brown’s violence pointed ambitious Illinois lawyer and former officeholder Abraham Lincoln toward a different solution to slavery: politics. Lincoln spoke cautiously and dreamed big, plotting his path back to Washington and perhaps to the White House. Yet his caution could not protect him from the vortex of violence Brown had set in motion. After Brown’s arrest, his righteous dignity on the way to the gallows led many in the North to see him as a martyr to liberty. Southerners responded with anger and horror to a terrorist being made into a saint. Lincoln shrewdly threaded the needle between the opposing voices of the fractured nation and won election as president. But the time for moderation had passed, and Lincoln’s fervent belief that democracy could resolve its moral crises peacefully faced its ultimate test. The Zealot and the Emancipator is the thrilling account of how two American giants shaped the war for freedom.

Simon The Zealot

The cruelty of the Roman tax collectors forces Simon to turn into a rebel.

Author: Hardy Hutajaya Kowari

Publisher: Jtwelve Publishing

ISBN: 9810778384

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 110

The cruelty of the Roman tax collectors forces Simon to turn into a rebel. However, something goes terribly wrong when he decides to listen to Jesus and stop his bad deeds. Will the tax collectors forgive him for what he has done? Will Simon be able to right his wrong in the end? How did Simon get out of his trouble and eventually becomes one of the twelve disciples of Jesus?

A Zealot in Tulle

Author: Mrs. Marion White Wildrick



Category: Florida

Page: 309

View: 876

The Zealots

41 ( 2 ) Phinehas , who is described as o nawińs in 4 Macc 18.12 , in which text the father is said to have told his seven sons about ' the Zealot Phinehas ' . What we have here is not simply any pious êzealot ' , but a unique name ...

Author: Martin Hengel

Publisher: Burns & Oates


Category: Religion

Page: 487

View: 933

In this classic study of the Zealots Marlin Hengel draws on Josephus, the discoveries of the Qumran texts, the pseudepigrapha, and later rabbinic traditions, to examine the religious, social and political context which led to the Jewish insurrections of 66 A.D. This meticulous and illuminating work makes a major contribution to our understanding of the era which witnessed an eclipse of Judaism and the birth of Christianity.

Empire man Zealot

Have been many “wild” empires in history when conditional barbarians seized large territories with more developed peoples.

Author: Almaz Braev

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5043331240

Category: Political Science


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Have been many “wild” empires in history when conditional barbarians seized large territories with more developed peoples. But the savage empires quickly crumbled. What is the reason? The simplification of the world is the main reason for the death of an empire. Simple organisms die faster. More the internal imperial bacilli lead to death. And only the Zealots (super people), changing the vector from simplification to a new one, could do something.

Flavius Josephus the Zealots and Yavne

With the encouragement of the various Zealot factions , the conflict now became so violent that Vespasian first pacified the country by repressing all the attempts at insurrection that he encountered and then handed over operations to ...

Author: Monette Bohrmann

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften


Category: Guerre - Aspect religieux - Judaïsme

Page: 392

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The historiography concerning The War of the Jews by Flavius Josephus has underlined the various aspects (economic, social, political, religious) of the Roman-Jewish conflict from 66 to 73 AD. A study of the Jew's vision of himself and the Other, the Roman, makes it possible to see this conflict from the point of view of the conquered. Analysis of the events which, from 6 to 66 AD, resulted in the opening of hostilities, suggests that the Jewish-Roman conflict was also a conflict of mentalities. The Jewish mentality implies a concept of war which contributed to the development of the divisions and schisms between the supporters of full-scale war against Rome (the Zealots) and the non-belligerents (Rabbi Yohanan ben Zaccaï and the Yavne School, Flavius Josephus). Furthermore, the discourse of Flavius Josephus is Jewish discourse. So far as certain options are concerned, such as his rejection of the war against Rome on the one hand, and his hatred of the Zealots on the other, a literal reading of that discourse shows that they are in the direct line of Jewish tradition as represented by RYBZ and his Yavne School. Josephus can be taken literally; the interest of his writing lies in its presentation of an internal cohesion and in the light that throws on the points of convergence and divergence in the same Pharisaic options. Finally, Josephus' text leads us to reconsider the problem of his 'betrayal'.