Pagels, Elaine H. 1943-
Most widely held works about Elaine H Pagels
Most widely held works by Elaine H Pagels
The gnostic Gospels by Elaine H Pagels ( Book )
69 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 3,662 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"--Jacket subtitle.
Beyond belief : the secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine H Pagels ( Book )
34 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,838 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 )
31 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 2,697 libraries worldwide
Discusses the concepts of original sin and the historical meaning of Christianity.
The origin of Satan by Elaine H Pagels ( Book )
30 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,589 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 )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 2,004 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.
The gnostic Paul : gnostic exegesis of the Pauline letters by Elaine H Pagels ( Book )
12 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
The Johannine Gospel in gnostic exegesis: Heracleon's commentary on John by Elaine H Pagels ( Book )
6 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
The Gospel of Judas ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
Scholars and theologians discuss the discovery of The Gospel of Judas, how it was restored, and its implications for Christianity.
Reading Judas [the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity by Elaine H Pagels ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 libraries worldwide
The real DaVinci code ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 296 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 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Beyond belief [the secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine H Pagels ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 225 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.
Nag Hammadi codex III, 5, the Dialogue of the Savior ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
A history of God ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
The understanding of God through history and religion.
Nag Hammadi codices XI, XII, XIII ( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Secrets of the code ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Examines theories, gnostic in origin but also promoted in Dan Brown's novel The DaVinci code, that represent Jesus Christ as having survived the cross, subsequently marrying Mary Magdalene and starting a bloodline, knowledge that has been guarded for centuries by the Catholic Church. Discusses ideas of the feminine as evidenced in the gnostic tradition as opposed to those presented by Orthodox Christianity.
Genesis a living conversation ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Host Bill Moyers dialogues with several panels consisting of a diverse array of prominent theologians, artists, historians, and clergy discussing the stories in the Book of Genesis.
Elaine Pagels ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Explores the implications of the story of Adam and Eve on modern views of sexuality, politics, and the roles of men and women in western society. Also discusses views on suffering and guilt.
The search for Paul ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
An investigation into the life of the Apostle Paul. Biblical scholars from a variety of backgrounds discuss Paul's role in the transformation of Christianity from a small Jewish sect into a world religion and examine how he contributed to the conception of Jesus that has survived to the present day. Peter Jennings travels to Tarsis, Turkey, Paul's birthplace, and various locations along the way of Paul's journeys.
The Need to know ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Questions what lies behind the historical reluctance to educate women and why women who did succeed have often been dismissed or ignored throughout history.
Apocryphal and legendary literature Apocryphal Gospels Apostles Audiobooks Bible. Bible. Bible. Bible. Biography Christianity and antisemitism Christianity--Essence, genius, nature Christian women saints Christology Church history Controversial literature Criticism, interpretation, etc. Da Vinci code (Brown, Dan) Devil--Biblical teaching Documentary films Documentary television programs Fall of man Feminism--Religious aspects France--Rennes-le-Château Gnostic interpretations of Jesus Christ Gnosticism God--History of doctrines Gospel of Judas Gospel of Thomas (Coptic Gospel) Grail Guilt--Religious aspects Heracleon,--the Gnostic Heresy History Idea (Philosophy) Interviews Jesus Christ Judas Iscariot Large type books Leonardo,--da Vinci,--1452-1519 Literature Mary Magdalene,--Saint Nag Hammadi codices Pagels, Elaine H.,--1943- Sex--Biblical teaching Suffering--Religious aspects Templars Theology, Doctrinal Valentinians Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women in Christianity
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