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Pagels, Elaine H. 1943-

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The gnostic Gospels by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

126 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A startling account of the meaning of Jesus and the origin of Christianity based on gnostic gospels and other secret texts, written almost 2,000 years ago, recently discovered near Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt."--
Beyond belief : the secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] explores how Christianity began by tracing its earliest texts, including the secret Gospel of Thomas, rediscovered in Egypt in 1945 ... [The author explores] historical and archeological sources to investigate what Jesus and his teachings meant to his followers before the invention of Christianity as we know it ... [She] compares such sources as Thomas' gospel ... with the canonic texts to show how Christian leaders chose to include some gospels and exclude others from the collections we have come to know as the New Testament. To stabilize the emerging Christian church in times of devastating persecution, the church fathers constructed the canon, creed, and hierarchy--and, in the process, suppressed many of its spiritual resources.-Dust jacket
Adam, Eve, and the serpent by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the concepts of original sin and the historical meaning of Christianity
The origin of Satan by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is Satan in the New Testament, and what is the evil that he represents? In this groundbreaking book, Elaine Pagels, Princeton's distinguished historian of religion, traces the evolution of Satan from its origins in the Hebrew Bible, where Satan is at first merely obstructive, to the New Testament, where Satan becomes the Prince of Darkness, the bitter enemy of God and man, evil incarnate. In The Origin of Satan, Pagels shows that the four Christian gospels tell two very different stories. The first is the story of Jesus' moral genius: his lessons of love, forgiveness, and redemption. The second tells of the bitter conflict between the followers of Jesus and their fellow Jews, a conflict in which the writers of the four gospels condemned as creatures of Satan those Jews who refused to worship Jesus as the Messiah. Writing during and just after the Jewish war against Rome, the evangelists invoked Satan to portray their Jewish enemies as God's enemies too. As Pagels then shows, the church later turned this satanic indictment against its Roman enemies, declaring that pagans and infidels were also creatures of Satan, and against its own dissenters, calling them heretics and ascribing their heterodox views to satanic influences
Reading Judas : the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluates the meaning of the controversial newly-discovered Gospel of Judas, illustrating how the text offers an understanding of Judas's betrayal, the apostles' understanding of Jesus's death, and God's role in the crucifixion
Revelations : visions, prophecy, and politics in the book of Revelation by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world-renowned scholar of religion and bestselling author of "The Gnostic Gospels, Beyond Belief," and" Reading Judas" explores the strangest and most controversial book in the Bible: the Book of Revelation
The gnostic Paul : gnostic exegesis of the Pauline letters by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certain theological issues aroused controversy that divided different Valentinian teachers and distinguished their schools from one another. I have limited the scope here to sketch out patterns that seem to be consistent and fundamental to Valentinian exegesis in general. - Preface
Reading Judas : [the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity] by Elaine H Pagels( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Johannine Gospel in gnostic exegesis: Heracleon's commentary on John by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revelations : [visions, prophecy, and politics in the book of Revelation] by Elaine H Pagels( Recording )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Elaine 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 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 offers the interpretation that the book of Revelations is an attack on Rome, not a text against heresy and infidels
The Gospel of Judas by National Geographic Television & Film( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars and theologians discuss the discovery of The Gospel of Judas, how it was restored, and its implications for Christianity
The gnostic gospels : [a startling account of the meaning of Jesus and the origin of christianity based on gnostic gospels and other secret texts] by Elaine H Pagels( Recording )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author and noted scholar Elaine Pagels suggests that Christianity could have developed quite differently if Gnostic texts had become part of the Christian canon. Without a doubt: Gnosticism celebrates God as both Mother and Father, shows Jesus's relationship to Mary Magdalene, suggests the Resurrection is better understood symbolically, and speaks to self-knowledge as the route to union with God. Pagels argues that Christian orthodoxy grew out of the political considerations of the day
Beyond belief : [the secret Gospel of Thomas] by Elaine H Pagels( Recording )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] explores how Christianity began by tracing its earliest texts, including the secret Gospel of Thomas, rediscovered in Egypt in 1945 ... [The author explores] historical and archeological sources to investigate what Jesus and his teachings meant to his followers before the invention of Christianity as we know it ... [She] compares such sources as Thomas' gospel ... with the canonic texts to show how Christian leaders chose to include some gospels and exclude others from the collections we have come to know as the New Testament. To stabilize the emerging Christian church in times of devastating persecution, the church fathers constructed the canon, creed, and hierarchy--and, in the process, suppressed many of its spiritual resources
The real DaVinci code by Tony Robinson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines claims by authors Dan Brown and Michael Baigent about a possible bloodline extending from a union between Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene and the Catholic Church's attempts to extinguish this information
Secrets of Mary Magdalene : the untold story of history's most misunderstood woman by Daniel Burstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Magdalene was a key figure in Christ's life, she was present at his crucifixion & she was also the first person to see him resurrected. According to Dan Brown's multi-million selling 'The Da Vinci Code', she was also his wife & the mother of his children. This book looks at this most elusive figure
Nag Hammadi codex III, 5, the Dialogue of the Savior( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond belief : the secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores how Christianity began by tracing its earliest texts, including the secret Gospel of Thomas, rediscovered in Egypt in 1945 ... [The author explores] historical and archeological sources to investigate what Jesus and his teachings meant to his followers before the invention of Christianity as we know it ... [She] compares such sources as Thomas' gospel ... with the canonic texts to show how Christian leaders chose to include some gospels and exclude others from the collections we have come to know as the New Testament. To stabilize the emerging Christian church in times of devastating persecution, the church fathers constructed the canon, creed, and hierarchy--and, in the process, suppressed many of its spiritual resources"--P. [2] of jacket
Nag Hammadi codices XI, XII, XIII( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond belief : the secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] explores how Christianity began by tracing its earliest texts, including the secret Gospel of Thomas, rediscovered in Egypt in 1945 ... [The author explores] historical and archeological sources to investigate what Jesus and his teachings meant to his followers before the invention of Christianity as we know it ... [She] compares such sources as Thomas' gospel ... with the canonic texts to show how Christian leaders chose to include some gospels and exclude others from the collections we have come to know as the New Testament. To stabilize the emerging Christian church in times of devastating persecution, the church fathers constructed the canon, creed, and hierarchy--and, in the process, suppressed many of its spiritual resources.-Dust jacket
Guilt and suffering in Christianity: Elaine Pagels( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What's worse: to do something wrong and be punished for it, or to be punished for something that you didn't do at all? This problem is at the heart of some of our deepest questions about God and humanity, sin and justice, damnation and grace. In this program with Bill Moyers, Elaine Pagels speaks about how the early Christians faced the realities of suffering and guilt, and how their answers still affect us today. A professor of religion at Princeton University, Pagels finds in the story of Adam and Eve more than a parable from ancient faiths; in Adam, Eve, and the Serpent, she explores what the old story of the Garden of Eden reveals about our attitudes toward sexuality, politics, suffering and guilt, and the roles of men and women in Western society
 
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Pagels, Elaine H. (Elaine Hiesey), 1943-

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Pagels, Elaine Hiesey 1943-

Елејн Пејгелс

Пейджелс, Элейн

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إلين باجلز كاتب أمريكي

الین پیگلز الهی‌دان و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

페이걸스, 일레인 1943-

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페이젤, 일레인 1943-

페이젤, 일레인 H. 1943-

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Beyond belief : the secret Gospel of ThomasAdam, Eve, and the serpentThe origin of SatanReading Judas : the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of ChristianityThe gnostic Paul : gnostic exegesis of the Pauline lettersReading Judas : [the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity]The Johannine Gospel in gnostic exegesis: Heracleon's commentary on JohnThe gnostic gospels : [a startling account of the meaning of Jesus and the origin of christianity based on gnostic gospels and other secret texts]