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Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation


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Elaine Pagels explores the surprising history of the most controversial book of the Bible.

In the waning days of the Roman Empire, militant Jews in Jerusalem had waged an

all-out war against Rome’s occupation of Judea, and their defeat resulted in the desecration

of the Great Temple in Jerusalem. In the aftermath of that war, John of Patmos, a Jewish

prophet and follower of Jesus, wrote the Book of Revelation, prophesying God’s judgment

on the pagan empire that devastated and dominated his people. Soon after, Christians fearing

arrest and execution championed John’s prophecies as offering hope for deliverance from

evil. Others seized on the Book of Revelation as a weapon against heretics and infidels

of all kinds.

     Even after John’s prophecies seemed disproven—instead of being destroyed, Rome

became a Christian empire—those who loved John’s visions refused to discard them and

instead reinterpreted them—as Christians have done for two thousand years. Brilliantly

weaving scholarship with a deep understanding of the human needs to which religion speaks,

Pagels has written what may be the masterwork in her unique career.

About the Author

Elaine Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at

Princeton University. Her many books include The Gnostic Gospels, winner of

the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, the

New York Times bestseller Beyond Belief, and, with Karen King, Reading Judas.

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Pagels, Elaine H.
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Pagels, Elaine
Raver, Lorna
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - New Testament
Religion Western-Bible Reference
Christianity-New Testament General
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Five CD
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5.9 x 5.07 x 1.14 in 0.3375 lb

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Religion » Christianity » Bibles » Reference
Religion » Christianity » Biblical Reference » Criticism
Religion » Christianity » New Testament » General

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