Dr. Elaine Pagels to Discuss Recent Book

Sept 13th at 7 p.m. in Nelly Goletti Theatre

DR. ELAINE PAGELS, an internationally renowned scholar of religion, is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She has received a number of prestigious awards and fellowships, including a Rockefeller Fellowship (1978), Guggenheim Fellowship (1979), and MacArthur Fellowship (1981) and has been profiled in Time, the
Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, the New Yorker, and Newsweek. She received her MA from Stanford and PhD from Harvard and has taught at Princeton University since 1982.

Dr. Pagels is the author of numerous books including The Origins of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans & Heretics and the New York Times best seller Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas. Her most famous book is The Gnostic Gospels, which won both the National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award and is considered one of the best 100 books of the 20th century by the Modern Library.

She will discuss her most recent book, Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, & Politics in the Book of Revelation (Viking, 2012), which
explores the New Testament Book of Revelation and other Jewish, Christian, and Pagan books of Revelation written around the same time. In it, she tackles the view that throughout history, those in power have sought to force “God’s enemies” to submit or face death.