Reza Aslan

Reza Aslan is a writer, a scholar of religions, an entrepreneur, and a champion for modern Middle Eastern arts and media. His first book, No god but God, was named one of the 100 most important books of the past decade by Blackwell Publishers. He is a professor of creative writing at University of California, Riverside. Islam demystifier. 

“As with all journeys, the Way has an end, though it should not be imagined as a straight road leading to a fixed destination but rather as a majestic mountain whose peak conceals the presence of God. There are, of course, many paths to the summit-some better than others. But because every path eventually leads to the same destination, which path one takes is irrelevant.”

- Reza Aslan, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam


Reza Aslan’s Human God

Randy Rosenthal considers Reza Aslan's "God: A Human History," his history of the religious impulse....

A Never-Ending Quest

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Marx, Che, Jesus

Image: Antonio Ciseri, Ecce Homo, 1871  ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth is the latest in a long ...

On the Art of Rabble-Rousing

Image: James Tissot, St. Simon, c.1864, Brooklyn Museum FOR THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS, pundits have been attacking Reza Aslan’s ...

Lighting Darkened Corners

Aslan's collection makes clear that the Arab Spring of 2011 reflects a century spent grappling with a postcolonial search for identity....

Lighting Darkened Corners