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Aslan, Reza

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Most widely held works by Reza Aslan
ZEALOT : the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan( Book )

39 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the "Kingdom of God." The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his death, his followers would call him God. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most enigmatic figures by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion, yet rife with contradiction. He explores the reasons the early Christian church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary. And he grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself, the mystery that is at the heart of all subsequent claims about his divinity"--Publisher's website
No god but God : the origins, evolution, and future of Islam by Reza Aslan( Book )

58 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 3,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the origins and history of Islam, with emphasis on its relation to other religions and the impact that terrorism is having on the current perception of Islam throughout the non-Islamic world
God : a human history by Reza Aslan( Book )

15 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores humanity's attempts to comprehend the divine by giving it human traits and emotions, and calls for a more expansive understanding of God to develop a more universal spirituality
Ritual : perspectives and dimensions by Catherine M Bell( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From handshakes and toasts to chant and genuflection, ritual pervades our social interactions and religious practices. Still, few of us could identify all of our daily and festal ritual behaviors, much less explain them to an outsider. Similarly, because of the variety of activities that qualify as ritual and their many contradictory yet, in many ways, equally legitimate interpretations, ritual seems to elude any systematic historical and comparative scrutiny. In this book, Catherine Bell offers a practical introduction to ritual practice and its study; she surveys the most influential theories of religion and ritual, the major categories of ritual activity, and the key debates that have shaped our understanding of ritualism. Bell refuses to nail down ritual with any one definition or understanding. Instead, her purpose is to reveal how definitions emerge and evolve and to help us become more familiar with the interplay of tradition, exigency, and self- expression that goes into constructing this complex social medium." --Publisher description
Tablet & pen : literary landscapes from the modern Middle East by Reza Aslan( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spans a century of poems, short stories, novels, memoirs, and essays by Sait Faik Abasiyanik, Azra Abbas, Ghulam Abbas, Abu Salma, Adonis (Ali Ahmad Sa'id Asbar), Jalal Al-e Ahmad, Pegah Ahmadi, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Nazik al-Malāʼikah, Mozaffar al-Nawwab, Melih Cevdet Anday, ʻArrār (Mustafa Wahbi al-Tal), Manouchehr Atashi, Reza Baraheni, Faraj Bayraqdar, Simin Behbahani, Alireza Behnam, Sadeq Chubak, Ismat Chughtai, Zayd Mutee' Dammaj, Simin Daneshvar, Mahmoud Darwish, Parvin E'tesami, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Forugh Farrokhzad, Altaf Fatima, Khalil Gibran, Hoiushang Golshiri, Melisa Gürpinar, Yahya Haqqi, Haydar Haydar, Sadegh Hedayat, Nâzim Hikmet, Abdullah Hussein, Intizaar Hussein, Yusif Idris, Muhammad Iqbal, Ali Sardar Jafri, Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh, Ghassan Kanafani, Orhan Veli Kanik, Refik Halit Karay, Cemil Kavukçu, Yaşar Kemal, Naguib Mahfouz, ʻAbd al-Raḥīm Mahmud, Saʻādat Ḥasan Manto, Miraji (Muḥammad S̲ānāʼullāh Dār), Zakaria Mohammad, Nader Naderpour, Kishwar Naheed, Aziz Nesin, Orhan Pamuk, Zoya Pirzad, Hamid Reza Rahimi, N.M. Rashed, Fahmida Riaz, Oktay Rifat, Zeeshan Sahil, Ahmad Shamloo, Cemal Süreya, Zakariyya Tami, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar. Goli Taraghi, Akhtar ul-Iman, Saadi Youssef, Can Yücel, Nima Yushij, and Haifa Zangana
How to win a cosmic war : God, globalization, and the end of the War on Terror by Reza Aslan( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cosmic war is a religious war, not between armies or nations, but between the forces of good and evil, a war in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked the United States on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting a cosmic war. Scholar Reza Aslan maintains that by infusing the War on Terror with the same kind of religiously polarizing rhetoric, the United States is also fighting a cosmic war--a war that can't be won. This book is both an in-depth study of the ideology fueling militants throughout the Muslim world, and an exploration of religious violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Aslan argues that we must strip conflicts of their religious connotations and address the earthly grievances that always lie behind the cosmic impulse. How do you win a cosmic war? By refusing to fight in one.--From publisher description
Zealot : [the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth] by Reza Aslan( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Zealot yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus of Nazareth₂s life and mission. The result is a thought-provoking, elegantly written biography with the pulse of a fast-paced novel: a singularly brilliant portrait of a man, a time, and the birth of a religion"--Publisher
Muslims and Jews in America : commonalities, contentions, and complexities( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews and Muslims make up less than 3% of the total population of the United States. Yet, despite their relatively small numbers, the members of these two minority groups often find themselves the focus of a disproportionate amount of media attention, particularly when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Beyond such international issues, American Jews and American Muslims find themselves struggling with similar inter-communal concerns when it comes to matters like education (for example tensions between student populations of Jews and Muslims on university campuses), politics (such as the swearing in of the first Muslim Congressman in the House of Representatives, Keith Ellison, or the omnipresent emails and robo-calls linking President Obama to the Muslim community that emerged during the 2008 Presidential election), or even pop culture (think of such recent Hollywood productions as Kingdom in Heaven, Munich, Paradise Now, and Traitor, to name but a few). In all of these matters, American Jews and American Muslims have consistently engaged each other in conversation - whether directly or indirectly; constructive or not - in ways that have usually eluded their co-religionists throughout the rest of the world. This has partly to do with America's ethos as a "melting pot" of different religions, ethnicities, and cultures. But it also has to do with the innovative ways in which Judaism and Islam have absorbed, and been radically altered, by the so-called "American experience." This book is an exploration of contemporary Jewish-Muslim relations in the United States and the distinct and often creative ways in which these two communities interact with one another in the American context. Each essay discusses a different episode from the recent twentieth and current twenty-first century American milieu that links these two groups together. Some deal with case examples of local inter-communal interaction, such as "dialogue groups," which can help us better understand national trends of similar activities in other parts of the country. Others focus on national trends themselves, thus giving us greater insights into individual incidents. -- Publisher description
Beyond Fundamentalism : Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization by Reza Aslan( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wars in the Middle East have become religious wars in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked America on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting in the name of God. According to award-winning writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan, the United States, by infusing the War on Terror with its own religiously polarizing rhetoric, is fighting a similar war'a war that can't be won. Beyond Fundamentalism is both an in-depth study of the ideology fueling al-Qa'ida, the Taliban, and like-minded militants throughout the Muslim world and an exploration of religious violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. At a time when religion and politics increasingly share the same vocabulary and function in the same sphere, Aslan writes that we must strip the conflicts of our world of their religious connotations and address the earthly grievances that always lie at its root. How do you win a religious war' By refusing to fight in one. Featuring new content and updated analysis Originally published as How to Win a Cosmic War From the Trade Paperback edition
God : a human history by Reza Aslan( Recording )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating account of humanity's struggle to make sense of the divine, and how the idea of god, from its prehistoric origins to its emergence as a single divine personality, continues to offer new ways of connecting people of different faiths today
American Qur'an( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when the United States was involved in two wars against Islamic nations, American-born artist Sandow Birk wanted to understand the Qur'an as it is, and always has been intended: a universal message to humankind. But to do so, he first needed to comprehend what Islam's holiest book meant to an American living in the twenty-first century. Indeed, how has the Qur'an related to us, as Americans, in this life, in this time? In an attempt to answer his own question, Birk embarked on the most ambitious work of his career. Following in the traditions of ancient Arabic and Islamic artists, he began hand-transcribing the entire Qur'an as was done in centuries past -- abiding by the traditional prescriptions as to the colors of ink, the formatting of the pages, the size of margins and illuminations of page headings and medallions marking verses and passages. He then took each sura and set it against a backdrop from everyday American life, one that reflected his "skate-surf" ascetic. Even before the first images of what became known as the American Qur'an began appearing in public, in 2009, veteran art critics were concerned about its reception. While Birk wasn't illustrating the Qur'an itself, the pairing of Islam's holiest text with scenes from contemporary American life seemed adventuresome, given the climate of the times. The project, however, was not only welcomed by the Muslim community but also celebrated as an "ambitious and valuable undertaking." At the same time, many saw it as taking part in an ancient tradition, one that, according to Yale University professor Zareena Grewal, "eschewed the irony and satire that have become the knee-jerk impulse of so many Western artists." Now appearing in full for the first time, this lavishly designed volume -- containing all 114 suras -- melds the past with the present, East with the West like nothing before it
El zelote : la vida y la época de Jesús de Nazaret by Reza Aslan( Book )

35 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor. Scores of Jewish prophets, preachers, and would-be messiahs wandered through the Holy Land, bearing messages from God. This was the age of zealotry--a fervent nationalism that made resistance to the Roman occupation a sacred duty incumbent on all Jews. And few figures better exemplified this principle than the charismatic Galilean who defied both the imperial authorities and their allies in the Jewish religious hierarchy
Scapegoats : how Islamophobia helps our enemies and threatens our freedoms by Arsalan Iftikhar( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a murderous psychopath goes on a killing spree, law enforcement officials and the media never make his religion the central issue--unless he happens to be a Muslim. Then it sets off another frenzied wave of commentary about the inherent evils that lurk within the Muslim faith. From Fox News talking heads, who regularly smear Muslim leaders as secret terrorists, to Bill Maher, who has made Islam a routine target, it has become widely acceptable to libel a religion with a following of over 1.5 billion people--nearly one-quarter of the world's population. Now popular commentator Arsalan Iftikhar--better known as The Muslim Guy"--offers a spirited defense of his faith that is certain to win him wide acclaim--and yes, another round of overheated scolding from the usual media quarters. Iftikahr's spirited defense of his faith is certain to hit a chord during the 2016 campaign season, as politicians and pundits vie to be the toughest on the block when it comes to escalating the hostilities in the Middle East, often demonizing Islam in the process. With his witty and levelheaded demeanor, the author will cut through all the sound and fury as a voice of sanity and reason
Kein Gott außer Gott : der Glaube der Muslime von Muhammad bis zur Gegenwart by Reza Aslan( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in German and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reza Aslan erzählt in diesem brillant geschriebenen Buch die Geschichte des muslimischen Glaubens vom Propheten Muhammad bis zur Gegenwart. Dabei gelingt es ihm meisterhaft, den Leser von der ersten Seite an zu fesseln. Treffende Geschichten, Beispiele und Portraits vermitteln einen höchst lebendigen Eindruck von der ersten muslimischen Gemeinde in Medina, den Rivalitäten zwischen Sunniten und Schiiten oder der islamischen Mystik. Aber das Buch ist mehr als ein anschaulicher historischer Überblick: Aslan erklärt, warum der Islam gegenwärtig zwischen Traditionalisten und Reformern gespalten ist, und tritt für eine islamische Aufklärung ein. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags)
How to win a cosmic war : [God, globalization, and the end of the War on Terror] by Reza Aslan( Recording )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reza Aslan discusses the reasons that America is losing the war on terror and reviews the decisions made by the Bush Administration that have contributed to that loss. He also discusses how this war has been presented to citizens as a 'cosmic war, ' or a battle between good and evil, and how that has affected governmental policies related to terrorism
How to win a cosmic war : confronting radical Islam by Reza Aslan( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lays out, for the first time, a comprehensive definition of the movement behind and surrounding al-Qaeda and the like, a global ideology properly term Jihadism
Caravanserai : traces, places, dialogue in the Middle East by Tom Schutyser( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The caravanserai were roadside inns built to shelter men, goods, and animals along the Silk Road that connected China, Central Asia, and Europe in ancient times. These staging posts formed the world's first globalized overland network and stand as a testament to a flourishing period of multicultural exchange in the Muslim world. Today, the ruined and restored caravanserai of Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan, captured here by Belgian photographer Tom Schutyser, serve as a platform for an era of renewed cross-cultural exchange. Stunning photographs of these vanishing caravan routes and their surrounding landscapes welcome readers to engage in a dialogue on healing relations between the Muslim and Western worlds, in the same way the inns once welcomed travelers, traders, and pilgrims to share goods, ideas, and discoveries
Tablet & pen : literary landscapes from the modern Middle East : a Words without borders anthology( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spans a century of poems, short stories, novels, memoirs, and essays by Sait Faik Abasiyanik, Azra Abbas, Ghulam Abbas, Abu Salma, Adonis (Ali Ahmad Sa'id Asbar), Jalal Al-e Ahmad, Pegah Ahmadi, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Nazik al-Malāʼikah, Mozaffar al-Nawwab, Melih Cevdet Anday, ʻArrār (Mustafa Wahbi al-Tal), Manouchehr Atashi, Reza Baraheni, Faraj Bayraqdar, Simin Behbahani, Alireza Behnam, Sadeq Chubak, Ismat Chughtai, Zayd Mutee' Dammaj, Simin Daneshvar, Mahmoud Darwish, Parvin E'tesami, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Forugh Farrokhzad, Altaf Fatima, Khalil Gibran, Hoiushang Golshiri, Melisa Gürpinar, Yahya Haqqi, Haydar Haydar, Sadegh Hedayat, Nâzim Hikmet, Abdullah Hussein, Intizaar Hussein, Yusif Idris, Muhammad Iqbal, Ali Sardar Jafri, Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh, Ghassan Kanafani, Orhan Veli Kanik, Refik Halit Karay, Cemil Kavukçu, Yaşar Kemal, Naguib Mahfouz, ʻAbd al-Raḥīm Mahmud, Saʻādat Ḥasan Manto, Miraji (Muḥammad S̲ānāʼullāh Dār), Zakaria Mohammad, Nader Naderpour, Kishwar Naheed, Aziz Nesin, Orhan Pamuk, Zoya Pirzad, Hamid Reza Rahimi, N.M. Rashed, Fahmida Riaz, Oktay Rifat, Zeeshan Sahil, Ahmad Shamloo, Cemal Süreya, Zakariyya Tami, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar. Goli Taraghi, Akhtar ul-Iman, Saadi Youssef, Can Yücel, Nima Yushij, and Haifa Zangana
Solo hay un Dios : breve historia de la evolución del islam by Reza Aslan( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "No god but God," internationally acclaimed scholar Aslan explains Islam--the origins and evolution of the faith--in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam's position in modern culture
Secrets of the Koran( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history and influence of the Koran. Scholars offer interpretations of the Koran's verses and draw comparisons between the Koran and the Bible
 
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No god but God : the origins, evolution, and future of Islam
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Ritual : perspectives and dimensionsTablet & pen : literary landscapes from the modern Middle EastHow to win a cosmic war : God, globalization, and the end of the War on TerrorMuslims and Jews in America : commonalities, contentions, and complexitiesBeyond Fundamentalism : Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of GlobalizationHow to win a cosmic war : [God, globalization, and the end of the War on Terror]How to win a cosmic war : confronting radical IslamTablet & pen : literary landscapes from the modern Middle East : a Words without borders anthologySecrets of the Koran
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Aslan, Reza

Aṣlān, Reżā 1972-

Aṣlān, Riḍā 1972-

Aṣlān, Riżā 1972-

Reza Aslan chercheur

Reza Aslan iranisch-amerikanischer Islamwissenschaftler

Reza Aslan schrijver uit Iran

Reza Aslan scriitor iranian

Реза Аслан иранский писатель

Ռեզա Ասլան

אסלאן, רזא 1972-

רזא אסלאן

رضا أصلان كاتب إيراني

رضا اصلان نویسنده ایرانی

റെസാ അസ്ലൻ

아슬란, 레자 1972-

アスラン, レザー

アスラン, レザー 1972

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