Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Following Jesus Doesn't Require Having All the Answers

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Following Jesus Doesn't Require Having All the Answers

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Regarding "Five Myths About Jesus" (Oct. 6 Forum) by Reza Aslan: Every so often, someone publishes a book or an article redefining Jesus. Most recently, Mr. Aslan, a Muslim scholar, has published a book about Jesus titled "Zealot," which suggests that Jesus was part of a radical group dedicated to the overthrow of the Roman government.

Mr. Aslan's book has received wide publicity, largely as a result of his live interview on a major television network. The book rose quickly to the top of The New York Times nonfiction best-seller list.

Who was Jesus? Was he God visiting Earth? Was he a God-man walking among us for a few years? Was he a spiritual giant who had the most perfect connectivity with God anyone has ever known? Was he a human being with great wisdom and compassion? Was he little more than a popular Galilean peasant? …

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