Reza Aslan Quotes

Two Quotes by: Reza Aslan of University of California, Riverside Academic, writer.

Paulís lack of concern with the historical Jesus is not due, as some have argued, to his emphasis on Christological rather than historical concerns. It is due to the simple fact that Paul had no idea who the living Jesus was, nor did he care.
Book: by Reza Aslan entitled: Zealot, the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (New York: Random House, 2013) Published: 15th August 2013.
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The only means the modern reader has at his or her disposal to try to retrieve some semblance of historical accuracy in the passion narratives is to slowly strip away the theological overlay imposed by the evangelists on Jesusís final days and return to the most primitive version of the story that can be excavated from the gospels. And the only way to do that is to start at the end of the story, with Jesus nailed to a cross (p. 154).
Book: by Reza Aslan entitled: Zealot, the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (New York: Random House, 2013) p 187. Published: 15th August 2013.
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