I recently finished reading Zealot by Reza Aslan (a creative writing professor, trained historian and adherent to Islam) and The Resurrection of the Son of God by NT Wright (an Anglican bishop and controversial New Testament scholar). Both authors spend hundreds of pages writing about Jesus, his legacy and what people believed about him. Both authors cite research and make arguments. Both authors write compellingly.
But they wildly disagree.
They can both be wrong in their opinions, but they can't both be right.
How do we evaluate what they have to say?