Sep 17 2013
A new and controversial book by religious scholar Reza Aslan called simply, Zealot, has topped the best seller list, in no small part because of a Fox News interview that, embarrassingly for Fox, questioned Aslan’s scholarship based on his Islamic faith. But the book itself merits the fame Fox has lent it – Reza Aslan distills decades of historical study into the historical Jesus Christ to reveal a portrait of a revolutionary teacher who challenged the brutality and oppression of Rome, was killed for it, and, posthumously spawned one of the world’s most important organized religions.
Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke recently with Reza Aslan.
Watch a video of the interview here:
Bipasha Shom recorded this interview.