Video: Full Show 10/20/14: Reza Aslan on Islam and ISIS

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Published on 20 Oct 2014

In tonight’s special hour-long “Conversations with Great Minds” Thom talks with religious scholar Reza Aslan, author of the new book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.”

 

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About Reza Aslan: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Reza Aslan - April 2012-cr.jpg

Reza Aslan in 2012

Born
3 May 1972 (age 42)
Tehran, Iran

Residence
Los Angeles, California[1]

Nationality
American

Alma mater
Santa Clara University
Harvard Divinity School
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Iowa

Occupation
Academic, writer

Organization
Aslan Media Inc.

Notable work(s)

No god but God

Zealot

Religion

Spouse(s)
Jessica Jackley

Children
2

Relatives
Leila Forouhar (aunt)[4]

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Reza Aslan (Persian: رضا اصلان‎, IPA: [ˈɾezɒː æsˈlɒːn]; born May 3, 1972) is an Iranian-American writer, scholar of religious studies and a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. He is a member of American Academy of Religion.[5]

His books include the international bestseller No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, which has been translated into 13 languages, and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, which offers an interpretation of the life and mission of the historical Jesus.

 

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