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Mon Aug 12, 2013, 04:22 PM

Thom Hartmann: Conversations with Great Minds - Dr. Reza Aslan - Was Jesus a revolutionary?

Joining Thom for tonight's Conversation With Great Minds is Dr. Reza Aslan. Dr.
Aslan is a critically acclaimed writer and religious scholar and currently
serves as an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and as Cooperating Faculty
in the Department of Religion at the University of California - Riverside. He
has degrees in religion from Santa Clara University - the University of
California Santa Barbara - and Harvard University and is an Adjunct Senior
Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. His new book - "Zealot: The Life and
Times of Jesus of Nazareth" is a must read for anyone who wants to know the true
story behind the "Greatest Story Every Told."

The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann on RT TV & FSTV "live" 9pm and 11pm check www.thomhartmann.com/tv for local listings

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Mon Aug 12, 2013, 05:40 PM

1. Why does Dr. Aslan assert that Jesus could not read?

Not only does the New Testament specifically state that Jesus read the Torah in the temple, but there is an ancient tradition that Jewish children learn to read the Torah.

Was that not the case in Palestine/Israel at the time of Jesus?

Every Jewish family I know places an extremely high value on education. I believe that is an ancient tradition.

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