On this edition of Interfaith Voices:
Rediscovering the Historical Jesus
Before he was Jesus the Christ, he was Jesus the man – a poor Jewish peasant living in first century Palestine. Reza Aslan explains how Jesus came to be seen as Christianity’s son of God – and why it’s a title he would not have understood. It’s not a new argument, but in the weeks since his infamous Fox News interview, it’s gotten a lot of attention. From July 2013.
Spirits Who Changed History: Leaders and Their Unseen Guides
From Joan of Arc to Heinrich Himmler, Moses to Muhammad, change-makers of all stripes have heard voices. Some have attributed the voices to God – others to spirits, ghosts or the dead. Whether you believe them or not, this much is true: many of the people who shape our world claim to have done so on the advice of spirits. From August 2013.
Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Herbie Brennan, author of Whisperers: The Secret History of the Spirit World