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Revelations : visions, prophecy, and politics in the book of Revelation

by Pagels, Elaine H., 1943-

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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 re... Full description

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Summary: 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.
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Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Duration: 6:27:00.
Physical Description: 5 sound discs (ca. 78 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN: 9780307988300 :
0307988309 :
9780307988263
0307988260
Author Notes: 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 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).

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