HTLC Book Study with Pastor Erik via Zoom

HTLC Book Study with Pastor Erik via Zoom

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth is a controversial biography of the historical and religious figure of Jesus, written by Muslim scholar Reza Aslan. Aslan conducted thorough research not only into the life of Jesus, but also into the political and social situation in the Middle East during his rise to power and fame, in order to determine the factors that lead to his overwhelming popularity for centuries to come.

The novelty of Aslan’s book isn’t the claim that Jesus was a peasant or a religious zealot of his time. Most early Christian scholars commonly agree upon this. His new work comes from his thorough research into the social, political, and economic situation that led to the rise of Jesus in first-century Palestine, and the circumstances leading to his trial as an enemy of the state and subsequent death.

Reza Aslan is an Iranian-American author and religious scholar, as well as a television producer and host. He lives in Los Angeles, California. He has written three books to date on the subject of religion: No God but God, Beyond Fundamentalism, and Zealot. Aslan’s personal experience with religion has shaped his scholarship – he was born a Shia Muslim in Tehran, Iran, converted to Evangelical Christianity at age fifteen, and then converted back to Islam before attending Harvard as a graduate student. He has won many awards for his scholarship.

This will be conducted as a live book study on Zoom for six Thursday mornings for an hour at 11:00 AM beginning Thursday April 22. You may purchase the book Zealot, by Reza Aslan on your own or let the church office know and we can purchase a book for you.

Even if you cannot do all the reading, you can join us for the discussion.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 813 1758 1721

We will meet at 11:00 a.m.: April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20 and May 27.


We hope you can join us!

 —Pastor Erik