Friday, January 17, 2014

Reza Aslan Helps Christians Prove the Resurrection of Jesus

Hat Tip Acts17Apologetics

In his book "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," Muslim professor Reza Aslan tries to convince his readers that Jesus was a violent revolutionary. However, his frank admissions concerning the historical evidence supporting Jesus' resurrection from the dead should give us pause. In this video, Historical Jesus scholar Mike Licona joins David Wood and Sam Shamoun to discuss the significance of Aslan's claims about Jesus' death and resurrection.

On 26 July 2013, Aslan was interviewed on "Spirited Debate," a FoxNews webcast by anchor Lauren Green about his book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.Green was "unsatisfied with Aslan's credentials," and she pressed Aslan, questioning why a Muslim would write about Jesus.The interview lasted about ten minutes and focused "on Aslan's background more than the actual contents of the book." Reading comments from Aslan's critics, Green included negative criticism from William Lane Craig, a noted Christian apologist. In the end, Green claimed that "Aslan had somehow misled readers by not disclosing his religion", whereupon he pointed out that his personal religious faith "is discussed on page two of his book" and called himself "quite a prominent Muslim thinker in the United States." Green was almost universally criticized for the premise of her questions during the interview. [1]