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Reza Aslan on Jesus the 'Zealot,' Advice from the Spirit World, And More January 02, 2014
Summary: In the weeks since Aslan's cringe-worthy Fox News interview, it's a special rebroadcast of his more civil interview with us on the historical Jesus. And leaders, kings and prophets who took advice from spirit voices.
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Rediscovering the Historical Jesus January 02, 2014
Before he was Jesus the Christ, he was Jesus the man - a poor Jewish peasant living in first century Palestine. Reza Aslan explains how Jesus came to be seen as Christianity's son of God - and why it's a title he would not have understood. It's not a new argument, but in the weeks since his infamous Fox News interview, it's gotten a lot of attention. From July 2013.

Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
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Spirits Who Changed History: Leaders and Their Unseen Guides January 02, 2014
From Joan of Arc to Heinrich Himmler, Moses to Muhammad, change-makers of all stripes have heard voices. Some have attributed the voices to God – others to spirits, ghosts or the dead. Whether you believe them or not, this much is true: many of the people who shape our world claim to have done so on the advice of spirits. From August 2013.

Herbie Brennan, author of Whisperers: The Secret History of the Spirit World