Is Syria and her surrounding environs a land of eternal conflict?
In the twenty-first century, we take great pains, apparently not to learn from history. If we did, we’d know that thrusting our values on existing cultures, exacting our economic reward, and trying to shape nations is a fool’s errand.
Aslan posits that Jesus was a charismatic figure who while working for justice from within did not eschew violence as a means to a political end. This historic thread differs in many ways from the Christ in whom we are invited to have faith.
Zealot is a good read: insightful, seemingly well-researched, well told, and one that leaves the reader wanting more.