Aslan responded, “Truly I was kind of embarrassed. I mean, there’s nothing more distasteful than an academic having to like trot out his credentials. You really come off as a jerk when you do that, but it was very hard not to keep mentioning that I am really qualified to write the book so let’s talk about the book instead.”
Indeed: Green’s questions suggested that Aslan carried a bias against Christianity, necessitating his repeated recitation of his credentials. Now his statements about his academic history are coming under attack as well, adding to the linkfest over his book, which is No. 1 on Amazon.