➧ Revelations Ebook ➭ Author Elaine Pagels – Writerscompany.co.uk

Revelations A Startling Exploration Of The History Of The Most Controversial Book Of The Bible, By The Bestselling Author Of Beyond Belief Through The Bestselling Books Of Elaine Pagels, Thousands Of Readers Have Come To Know And Treasure The Suppressed Biblical Texts Known As The Gnostic Gospels As One Of The World S Foremost Religion Scholars, She Has Been A Pioneer In Interpreting These Books And Illuminating Their Place In The Early History Of Christianity Her New Book, However, Tackles A Text That Is Firmly, Dramatically Within The New Testament Canon The Book Of Revelation, The Surreal Apocalyptic Vision Of The End Of The World Or Is It In This Startling And Timely Book, Pagels Returns The Book Of Revelation To Its Historical Origin, Written As Its Author John Of Patmos Took Aim At The Roman Empire After What Is Now Known As The Jewish War, In 66 CE Militant Jews In Jerusalem, Fired With Religious Fervor, Waged An All Out War Against Rome S Occupation Of Judea And Their Defeat Resulted In The Desecration Of Jerusalem And Its Great Temple Pagels Persuasively Interprets Revelation As A Scathing Attack On The Decadence Of Rome Soon After, However, A New Sect Known As Christians Seized On John S Text As A Weapon Against Heresy And Infidels Of All Kinds Jews, Even Christians Who Dissented From Their Increasingly Rigid Doctrines And Hierarchies.In A Time When Global Religious Violence Surges, Revelations Explores How Often Those In Power Throughout History Have Sought To Force God S Enemies To Submit Or Be Killed It Is Sure To Appeal To Pagels S Committed Readers And Bring Her A Whole New Audience Who Want To Understand The Roots Of Dissent, Violence, And Division In The World S Religions, And To Appreciate The Lasting Appeal Of This Extraordinary Text.

10 thoughts on “Revelations

  1. says:

    I gave Revelations five stars, not only because it is a good book, but because it is an important book No other book in the Bible has as much impact on our way of life as the Book of Revelation It influences our nation s religion, worldview and foreign policy in

  2. says:

    Look If Pagels writes a book, go buy it You don t need a review, you just need a reminder that it s ready for purchase But then I d feel like I wasn t doing my job, so I ve been looking forward to Pagel s new book, hoping I would read her views on how to interpre

  3. says:

    Author Elaine Pagels includes here discussion of not only John of Patmos s Book of Revelations, so well known from the New Testament, but also discussion of the numerous revelation texts found at Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt in 1945 These are the so called gnostic o

  4. says:

    I suspect a hardcore everything in the Bible is literally true and divinely related Christian would consider pretty much everything in this book to be heresy If you ve got a somewhatopen mindset regarding the political jostling that created the modern Bible, this i

  5. says:

    Having had Pagels for a course in seminary and knowing her and her husband socially during that period while my girlfriend studied under her at Barnard I make a point of picking up her publications as they come to hand I wasn t expecting much from this popular study

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    Don t know much about the Book of Revelation Convinced that we ll never figure out all of its mysteries I recommend first reading the Book of Revelation and as you read, try to cleanse your mind of all the futuristic implications you learned from films, video games,

  7. says:

    Whenever I refer to the Book of Revelations in the presence of my wife, she corrects me by reminding me that it s a singular revelation, not plural As usual she is correct But I don t appreciate being corrected, so I was glad to see, at first glance, what appeared to

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here It s always interesting to see the scholarly opinion of religious topics Sometimes, with a world of facts, they just can t figure out how God is God.This book does a good job of evaluating

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    I thought this a well written and an interesting book, yet I can t say I am on board with everything she wrote For example, Pagels made a speculative case that John of Patmos despised the apostle Paul and his disciples, who she thinks was being referred to when John wro

  10. says:

    I have read Elaine Pagels work before Gnostic Gospels and have admired her work I am not an expert in this aspect of history, but her works read well and she shows much knowledge of the material She also places the issues addressed in an historical context.Here, she expl

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