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Elaine Pagels

Autor(a) de The Gnostic Gospels

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About the Author

Elaine Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship best known for her studies and writing on the Gnostic Gospels. Pagels graduated from Stanford University receiving a B.A. in 1964 and an M.A. in 1965. She mostrar mais received a Ph.D in religion from Harvard University in 1970. She is the author of The Gnostic Gospels (1979), which won the National Book Award (Religion 1980) and the National Book Critics Circle Award (Criticism 1979). Pagels is also the author of Adam, Eve and the Serpent (1988), The Origin of Satan (1995), Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas (2003), Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity (2007), and Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation (2012). (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Elaine Hiesey Pagels, Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of Religion, Princeton University. Photo by Denise Applewhite, 1996 (photo courtesy of Princeton University)

Obras por Elaine Pagels

The Gnostic Gospels (1979) 4,805 exemplares
Why Religion?: A Personal Story (2018) 344 exemplares
The Gnostic Paul (1975) 274 exemplares

Associated Works

Living Buddha, Living Christ (1995) — Introdução, algumas edições2,076 exemplares
The Nag Hammadi Scriptures (2007) — Introdução, algumas edições662 exemplares
The Nag Hammadi Library in English, Fourth Revised Edition (1996) — Contribuidor — 547 exemplares
Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion (1979) — Contribuidor — 529 exemplares
Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism, and Awakening (2004) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Other side of God: A polarity in world religions (1981) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Whose Torah? A Concise Guide to Progressive Judaism (2008) — Prefácio, algumas edições27 exemplares
Asceticism (1995) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares


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Pagels, Elaine Hiesey
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Palo Alto, California, USA
Locais de residência
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Stanford University (B.A.|1964|M.A.|1965)
Harvard University (Ph.D.|1970)
Pagels, Heinz R. (husband)
Hiesey, William (father)
Barnard College
Princeton University
Prémios e menções honrosas
MacArthur Fellowship (1981)
Guggenheim Fellowship (1979)
Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship (1978)
National Book Award (1980)
National Book Critics Circle Award (1980)
Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities (2012)

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Elaine Pagels (1943- ), American professor of religion and Gnosticism scholar, born Elaine Hiesey



Gnostic Gospels Group Read em 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (Abril 2012)


This was a really informative look at the early days of Christianity. The Gnostic teachings were similar to Buddhist teachings, in that they felt that the divine was within each individual, and could only be reached by contemplation and the unwritten teachings of a mentor or teacher. During the early stages of a religion, this does not lend itself well to becoming a mass phenomenon, which in turn leads to the formation of most Christian churches as we know them today. As Pagels states, "the religious perspectives and methods of gnosticism did not lend themselves to mass religion. In this respect, it was no match for the highly effective system of organization of the catholic church."

Really interesting book for those interested in the beginnings of the Christian church, or anyone interested in the formation of any religion in general.
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rumbledethumps | 47 outras críticas | Nov 25, 2023 |
Let me preface this saying I'm not a biography reader in general. I read this because I've read a couple of her books for a course. The why religion question gets examined through the lens of Pagels incredibly tragic misfortunes, but it's butting heads with the personal story and feels tacked on at times, like this is what she's known for and this is how you have to sell a biographical account of someone so known. While the story is high on pathos, due to Pagels ambivalence toward religion there's no real driving conclusion, like a grand conversion or reimagining of life in the light of some religious passage; rather it's some pertinent examples and discussion from religious history that sometimes intersect what's going on in her life, and she thinks might be worth considering. Rather tepid.… (mais)
A.Godhelm | 16 outras críticas | Oct 20, 2023 |
Contextualizes Revelation in a landscape of similar texts in jewish writings, christian apocrypha and beyond. Also covers the long history of interpretations of the content. Content rich, uses Pagels knowledge of the gnostic texts well, a lot more on point than Ehrman's [b:Armageddon: What the Bible Really Says about the End|61271799|Armageddon What the Bible Really Says about the End|Bart D. Ehrman|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1675608536l/61271799._SX50_.jpg|96610951].… (mais)
A.Godhelm | 21 outras críticas | Oct 20, 2023 |
reconsiders origins of Christianity
SrMaryLea | 47 outras críticas | Aug 23, 2023 |



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