Religion scholar Reza Aslan is the internationally bestselling author of No god but God, “an eloquent, erudite paean to Islam in all of its complicated glory” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). The book was a finalist for the Guardian First Book Award and named Best Book of the Year by the Financial Times and the Los Angeles Times. His next book, How to Win a Cosmic War, offered an incisive analysis of religion and the war on terror. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Aslan is the founder of AslanMedia.com, an online journal for news and entertainment about the Middle East and the world. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Zealot radically reframes the life of Jesus through the lens of first-century Israel/Palestine awash in apocalyptic fervor.