Inside the Scholar's Studio: A Conversation with Reza Aslan (Video)


Jason Smith, MTS '13, interviews Reza Aslan, MTS '99, about his new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Aslan discusses his well-known and controversial interview with Fox News, his approach to research and scholarship, and the importance of making academic work accessible to non-scholars.

Full video

Part 1: Aslan talks about why he was inspired to write the book.

Part 2: Aslan discusses sources and research he conducted for the book.

Part 3: Aslan shares his thoughts about the differences between the historical Jesus and the Jesus of faith.

Part 4: Smith and Aslan discuss the infamous Fox News interview.

Part 5: Aslan talks about why he feels scholars need to make their works accessible to the public.

Part 6: Q&A