“Zealot” author Reza Aslan on Jesus of history versus Jesus of faith

BY News Desk  September 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM EDT

Religious scholar Reza Aslan talks about his new book “Zealot,” which uncovers the life of Jesus of Nazareth as a historical figure. Aslan spoke with PBS NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez. In their conversation, Aslan touches on the likelihood that Jesus, a poor Jewish woodworker, was illiterate. Watch that clip above and watch the extended conversation on the PBS NewsHour Tuesday.