A human history goes far beyond and above the confines of quran and islam. Dec 19, 2017 god a human history by reza aslan illustrated. In zealot, reza aslan replaced the wellworn portrayal of jesus of nazareth with a startling new image of the man in all his contradictions. His books include the international bestseller no god but god. While there have been a number of successful books on the topic of islamic history from karen armstrongs islam. No god but god updated edition by aslan, reza ebook.
The origins, evolution, and future of islam, and zealot. The life and times of jesus of nazareth, which offers an interpretation. Aslan s latest book, god, a human history, is his latest attempt as a believer, as he admits, to explain how we should experience god in our life. It smashes islamic dualism god is separate from his creations and proves nondualism god and i are one. A fascinating exploration of the interaction of our humanity and god. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade.
The book that changed reza aslans mind about jesus. The origins, evolution, and future of islam, explains the political and social origins. Reza aslan believes islamic terrorism is not caused of a clash of civilisations but an argument within islam. In layered prose and with thoughtful, accessible scholarship, aslan narrates the history. A writer and scholar of comparative religions, reza aslan has earned international acclaim for the passion and clarity he has brought to these questions. As i write this, officials in sutherland springs, texas, are in the early stages of. Confronting religious extremism in the age of globalization. It blames western imperialism and selfserving misinterpretations of islamic law by past scholars for the. The origins, evolution, and future of islam and zealot. Reza aslan has 16 books on goodreads with 235969 ratings. Religious scholar reza aslan talks about his new book zealot, which uncovers the life of jesus of nazareth as a historical figure. In no god but god, internationally acclaimed scholar reza aslan explains islamthe origins and evolution of the faithin all its beauty and complexity. Much speculation about who he was and what he taught has led to confusion and doubt.
Reza aslan books author download ebooks pdf, mobi, epub. He is an associate professor of creative writing at the university of california, riverside. The origins, evolution, and future of islam, which has been translated into languages, and zealot. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read no god but god updated edition.
But aslan s book is not simply a historical study, but one with a trajectory in mind the human history of god leads him to embrace pantheism as a spiritual option. The two were intimately tied together in their spiritual experience. He is also the author of how to win a cosmic more about reza aslan. Apr 23, 2019 having published bestselling books on the future of islam, the life of jesus christ and religious extremism in a globalizing world, aslan is especially prepared to answer these questions. Ten years on from 911, much of the muslim faith remains largely unknown and misunderstood in the west. Aslan, who authored the much acclaimed no god but god. Having published bestselling books on the future of islam, the life of jesus christ and religious extremism in a globalizing world, aslan is especially prepared to answer these questions. The origins, evolution and future of islam revised by aslan, reza isbn. Aslan spoke with pbs newshour correspondent ray suarez.
In his new book, aslan takes on a subject even more immense. Reza aslans sets out a nuanced and cultured view of islam in no god but god. Commonalities, contentions, and complexities, global. It covers the religions originsthe revelation of muhammad as prophet and the subsequent uprising against him, and the emergence of his successorsas well as islam s complex history. Reza aslan books list of books by author reza aslan. A human history, reza aslan has been a seeker nearly all of his life, looking for ways to connect with the divine. The origins, evolution, and future of islam aslan, reza on. He grew up in the san francisco bay area, and he was born in tehran. According to reza aslan, we are now living in the era of the islamic. Reza aslans intriguing book explores questions about. Fulfillment by amazon fba is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in amazons fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Jul 16, 20 reza aslan offers an invaluable introduction to the forces that have shaped islam in this eloquent, erudite paean to islam in all of its complicated glory. Confronting religious extremism in the age of globalization, zealot. The author of this book reza aslan is an iranianamerican and a shia by persuasion.
He is also a recipient of the prestigious james joyce award. The origins, evolution, and future of islam, published by. The northerner my muslim daughter is suspected of being christian because she likes christmas. Reza aslan is an internationally renowned writer, commentator, professor, producer, and scholar of religions. The origins, evolution, and future of islam, beyond fundamentalism. Aug 20, 2018 aslans slim, yet ambitious book is the story of how humans have created god with a capital g, and its thoroughly mindblowing. What can we learn from the earliest preliterate attempts to depict god.
Reza aslan was a christian but converted back to the faith of his forefathers, islam. Reform can only come from below, says tariq ali fri 21 oct 2005 20. This is where author, scholar, and multimedia force reza aslan begins his slim, yet ambitious book god. The new york times bestseller in god, reza aslan sheds new light on mankinds relationship with the divine and challenges our perspective on the history of faith and the birth of religion. From the origins of spiritual thought to the concept of an active, engaged, divine presence that underlies all creation, aslan examines how the idea of god arose in human evolution, was gradually.
Aslan is a member of the american academy of religion, the society of biblical literature, and the international quranic studies association. The origins, evolution, and future of islam, explains the political and social origins of islam. Dont trust any history of god that has only 171 pages of text. Its the story of how humans have created god with a capital g, and it. Literary landscapes from the modern middle east, muslims and jews in america. Ahead of reza aslans appearance in york this wednesday. A human history is an impressive interdisciplinary examination of our effort to relate to god via religion. The life and times of jesus of nazareth, have been translated into dozens of languages around the world. The religious scholar from the viral fox news interview explains how dostoevskys the brothers karamazov taught him the difference between faith and religion. The origins, evolution and future of islam by reza aslan 288pp, heinemann. According to conservative columnist reihan salam, the book has receive. First presbyterian church of arlington heights 20,206 views 1. A human history by reza aslan random house, 298 pp.
The life and times of jesus of nazareth, no god but god. Reza aslan is a research associate at uscs center for public diplomacy and the author of no god but god. The origins, evolution and future of islam by reza. Reza aslan s sets out a nuanced and cultured view of islam in no god but god. He does for religious history what bertolt brecht did for playwriting. Reza aslan is an acclaimed writer and scholar of religions whose books.
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Reza aslan has done a great deal to make learning more about world religions, and in this case jesus the man both incredibly interesting and accessible, whilst also upholding robust scholarly study. Reza aslan is an iranianamerican scholar of religious studies, writer, and television host. His views on islam are particularly interesting and enlightening, not least his metaphorical reading and interpretation of what seem to be gods human personality and physical traits in the text of the quran, which seemingly conflict with the all important dehumanization of god that is wrought by the islamic concept of tawhid. See all books authored by reza aslan, including zealot. The origins, evolution, and future of islam, this exploration of islam by reza aslan, internationally acclaimed scholar of comparative religion, delves into the rituals and traditions of a religion that is largely misunderstood by the west. Aslan became an evangelical christian in high school but, in his later historical research, found himself drawn back to the religion of his forefathers, islam. Reza aslan has written a history of islam that tells a similar story to the one told in many books about christianity. Reza aslan is an acclaimed writer and scholar of religions whose books include no god but god. Seeing the concept of god as an expression of the self. The origins, evolution, and future of islam ebook written by reza aslan. Reza aslan has studied religions at santa clara university, harvard university, and the university of california, santa barbara. In zealot, reza aslan doesnt just synthesize research and reimagine a lost world, though he does those things very well. In no god but god, internationally acclaimed scholar reza aslan explains. Reza aslan converted to christianity when he was a teenager, but became more interested in jesus than as a messiah.
Fba items qualify for free shipping and amazon prime. Jimmy80 favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite september 14, 2018 subject. It blames western imperialism and selfserving misinterpretations of islamic law by past scholars for the current controversies within islam, challenging the clash of civilizations thesis. The book describes the history of islam and argues for a liberal interpretation of. Another group however, will also declare him and an apologist. The origins, evolution and future of islam by reza aslan. The life and times of jesus of nazareth, and no god but god. Waiting for an islamic enlightenment books the guardian. The origins, evolution, and future of islam is a 2005 nonfiction book written by iranianamerican muslim scholar reza aslan. As i write this, officials in sutherland springs, texas, are in the early stages of investigating devin kelley, who shot nearly. The origins, evolution, and future of islam, and more on. Being a big fan of reza aslan and his work particularly his talks, which i watch often, his narration of this book worked for me really well. The origins, evolution and future of islam introduction the author of this book reza aslan is an iranianamerican and a shia by persuasion. Aslan s other books, this book is profoundly researched and presents an intellectually stimulating examination of some of the most vital issues, such as the long history of.
He writes in his book that a time is coming when he will be denounced an apostate by a group of people. Though greens questions received scorn, media reaction largely avoided the more substantive questions brought up by the interview and aslans new book, zealot. But the manufactured uproar over aslan s islamic faith is only a distraction from the real issues. They initially painted mysterious dots, followed by palm prints, animals, and, around 18000 bce, the first depiction of a god the lord of beasts.
Aug 06, 20 by now, millions of people have watched fox news host lauren greens grilling of writer reza aslan. Reza aslans best selling books include no god but god. It covers the religions originsthe revelation of muhammad as prophet and the subsequent uprising against him, and the emergence of his successorsas well as islam. Beginning with an exploration of the religious climate in the years before the prophets revelation, aslan traces the story of islam from the prophets life and the socalled golden age of the first four caliphs all the way through european colonization and subsequent independence. Zealot author reza aslan on jesus of history versus. Reza aslan enjoys barnaby rogersons history of the great islamic schism, the heirs of the prophet muhammad reza aslan sat 7 jan 2006 18. In no god but god, challenging the clash of civilizations mentality that has distorted our view of islam, aslan explains this critical faith in all its complexity, beauty, and compassion. Pittsburgh postgazette reza aslans slim, yet ambitious book is the story of how humans have created god with a capital g, and its thoroughly mindblowing. Dec 18, 2017 as he confesses in the introduction to god. A human history, is aimed at the analytically minded spiritual seeker, the type who hopes to answer deep questions. Reza aslan is an iranianamerican writer and scholar of religions. Its gotten plenty of praise from the left, and anyone upset over it has been portrayed as being antimuslim.
The origins, evolution, and future of islam, offers a compelling argument for a fresh look at the nazarene, focusing on how jesus the man evolved into jesus the christ. The media went has been going nuts over reza aslan s new book about the historical jesus, zealot. He holds an mfa in fiction from the writers workshop at the university of iowa, where he was also visiting assistant professor of islamic and middle eastern studies. May 12, 2005 reza aslan, author of the new book no god but god. His contribution to this welltrodden path is to see god as a. Aslan, a muslim, would want to write zealot, his 20 book about. A human history, the author of zealot follows up his book about. Religious historian and author reza aslan talks about his book no god but god. Reza aslan is an iranianamerican writer, a shia by persuasion, and informs us in the prologue. Reza aslan offers an invaluable introduction to the forces that have shaped islam in this eloquent, erudite paean to islam in all of its complicated glory. It would have been perfectly normal, indeed expected, for a writer in the ancient world, to tell tales of.39 40 355 340 1235 132 1091 1451 1336 1095 13 1379 461 1100 1279 699 370 834 1120 1048 722 1164 116 1307 568 606 229 1024 342 740 648 1047 1232 436 1022 1344 199 1290 1454 790 130 763 934 1179 15 538