1Sahil Badruddin = ""There are a few things to keep in mind before we begin our examination. For every well-attested, heavily researched, and eminently
authoritative argument made about the historical Jesus, there is an equally well-attested, equally researched, and equally authoritative
argument opposing it. Rather than burden the reader with the centuries-long debate about the life and mission of Jesus of Nazareth, I have
constructed my narrative upon what I believe to be the most accurate and reasonable argument, based on my two decades of scholarly
research into the New Testament and early Christian history. For those interested in the debate, I have exhaustively detailed my research
and, whenever possible, provided the arguments of those who disagree with my interpretation in the lengthy notes section at the end of
this book."-Zealot, Reza Aslan "