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    The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
    Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker 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 captured, tortured, and executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his shameful death, his followers would call him God. 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. This 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.
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    Book Author
    Reza Aslan
    Genre History , Religion & Beliefs
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459671836
    Publisher
    Allen & Unwin Book Publishers
    Approximate delivery

    UP TO 30 DAYS (?)

    Publication Date
    04-Oct-2013

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