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Pagels, Elaine H. 1943-

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The gnostic Gospels by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

146 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 4,520 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 )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,292 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 )

57 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,901 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 )

47 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an interpretation of Satan, tracing him from the Old Testament to the New Testament, and discussing his role in the Christian tradition
Reading Judas : the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,215 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 )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 2,006 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 )

29 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 859 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 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gospel of Judas by John B Bredar( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars and theologians discuss the discovery of the Gospel of Judas, how it was restored, and its implications for Christianity
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 482 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 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 )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 385 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 343 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 270 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 246 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

Nag Hammadi codices XI, XII, XIII( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of the code( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member 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
Elaine Pagels( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member 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 Tanner lectures on human values( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Beyond belief : the secret Gospel of Thomas
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Елејн Пејгелс

Пейджелс, Элейн

إلين باجلز

إلين باجلز كاتب أمريكي

الین پیگلز الهی‌دان و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

페이걸스, 일레인 1943-

페이절스, 일레인 1943-

페이젤, 일레인 1943-

페이젤, 일레인 H. 1943-

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伊莱恩·柏高絲

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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]