Tanenbaum’s 30th Anniversary evening features an exciting book talk with award-winning historian, author, and Tanenbaum friend Reza Aslan on his recently released book, An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville.
Following the journey of Howard Baskerville, an American Missionary sent to Iran to evangelize the population and ultimately finds himself fighting alongside his peers during the democratic revolution, An American Martyr in Persia highlights the complex and historic ties between America and Iran, and the potential of a single individual to change the course of history.
Reza Aslan is an acclaimed writer and scholar of religions. He is the author of the #1 New York Times best seller Zealot, No God but God, and editor of Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East.
Candida Moss is the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham and a Research Associate at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at NYU. A historian of early Christianity, she is the award-winning author or co-author of seven books including The Myth of Persecution and Bible Nation. A columnist for The Daily Beast and a Papal News Contributor for CBS News, she has written for and had her work reported on in The New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, Times of London, The Guardian, Slate, New Scientist, BBC.com, CNN and Politico. She has presented or appeared in over thirty documentaries for Netflix, History Channel, Discovery, the BBC, and National Geographic.
We’re honored to celebrate Tanenbaum’s 30th Anniversary year with an incredible community of individuals committed to supporting our mission to combat religious prejudice and build inclusive behaviors among individuals and institutions, globally. With your support, we will raise the bar on what behaviors of respect can look like in education, health care, peacebuilding, and at work.