Zealot.

Reza Aslan’s new biography of Jesus, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth has been smacked down fairly hard in the New York Times: Mr. Aslan’s thesis is not as startling, original or “entirely new” as the book’s publicity claims. Nor is it as outlandish as described by his detractors. That Jesus was […]

Jesus’ Wife.

The New York Times is reporting an announcement made by Karen King, noted scholar of Christian history at Harvard, about a Coptic fragment purporting to mention Jesus discussing his “wife”: The faded papyrus fragment is smaller than a business card, with eight lines on one side, in black ink legible under a magnifying glass. Just […]