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Pagels, Elaine - Religion Scriptures Revelations - 12.04.06
Feb 26th, 2018 by progressiveradionetwork at 12:44 pm

“Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelations.” What is the true history of this controversial book?; uncovering its origins and the roots of dissent, violence, and division in the world's religions.

Prof. Elaine Pagels has earned international acclaim for her scholarship and writing on the early history of Christianity and how texts that did not support the institutionalization of an emerging Christian Church were marginalized & condemned leading to increasing corruption & lack of religious tolerance. She holds the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion seat at Princeton where she has taught since 1982. As a graduate student at Harvard she was part of the team deciphering the famous cache of gnostic manuscripts discovered at Nag Hammadi in the Egyptian desert. Prof. Pagels has published 8 books on gnostic texts & history, several becoming best sellers and receiving numerous awards. “Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelations.”

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