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Pagels, Elaine H. 1943-

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The gnostic Gospels by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

99 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 4,416 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 )

71 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 3,316 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 )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,847 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 )

52 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,791 WorldCat member 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
The gnostic Paul : gnostic exegesis of the Pauline letters by Elaine H Pagels( )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,086 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
Revelations : visions, prophecy, and politics in the book of Revelation by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 2,059 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
Reading Judas : the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity by Elaine H Pagels( Book )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,052 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
The Tanner lectures on human values 20, 1999( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Judas : [the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity] by Elaine H Pagels( Recording )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Gospel of Judas by National Geographic Television & Film( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 493 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 )

19 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 472 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 by Elaine H Pagels( Recording )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elaine Pagels explores a number of recently discovered gospels, including the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, to show how a variety of "Christianities" emerged at a time of extraordinary spiritual upheaval. A radical reconsideration of the origins of the Christian faith
Beyond belief : [the secret Gospel of Thomas] by Elaine H Pagels( Recording )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 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
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 244 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
The real DaVinci code by Tony Robinson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 235 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
Nag Hammadi codex III, 5, the Dialogue of the Savior( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nag Hammadi codices XI, XII, XIII( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of the code by Timothy Freke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 145 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
Apokalypse das letzte Buch der Bibel wird entschlüsselt by Elaine H Pagels( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Die Offenbarung des Johannes gibt viele Rätsel auf: Was bedeutet die Zahl 666? Wer ist die grosse Hure Babylon? Wie kündigt sich das Weltende an? Und wer hat das Buch überhaupt geschrieben? Elaine Pagels betrachtet die Schrift im Vergleich mit anderen frühchristlichen Apokalypsen, erklärt ihre einzigartige politische Bedeutung und bietet so einen neuen Schlüssel zum Verständnis des geheimnisvollsten Buches der Bibel." Das Buch mit den sieben Siegeln und die Apokalyptischen Reiter, die Synagoge des Satan und das Lamm Gottes, das Tausendjährige Reich, der kosmische Endkampf und das Jüngste Gericht: Was wäre das Christentum ohne diese Bilder, Hoffnungen und Ängste, die sich alle in der Offenbarung des Johannes finden? Und doch galt dieses ursprünglich jüdische Buch lange als häretisch. Elaine Pagels zeigt, wie es am Ende des ersten Jahrhunderts entstanden ist, wer die Anhänger der unterschiedlichen frühchristlichen Offenbarungen waren und warum ihre Schriften unterdrückt und bis zu ihrer Wiederentdeckung im 20. Jahrhundert vergessen wurden. Was die Johannes-Apokalypse als einzige rettete, war ihre flexible politische Einsetzbarkeit: Die "Bösen" waren ursprünglich die Anhänger des Apostels Paulus, konnten aber auch die Juden, Römer, Häretiker oder Heiden sein. Krieg, Verfolgung und Katastrophen erhalten durch die Apokalypse plötzlich einen Sinn. Aber gerade das macht sie bis heute zum allergefährlichsten Buch der Bibel. Elaine Pagels, Professorin für Religionswissenschaft an der Princeton University, ist als Expertin für die frühchristlichen Schriften international renommiert. Für ihr bahnbrechendes Buch über die gnostischen Evangelien "Versuchung durch Erkenntnis" (1981) wurde sie vielfach ausgezeichnet
 
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The gnostic Gospels
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Beyond belief : the secret Gospel of ThomasAdam, Eve, and the serpentThe origin of SatanThe gnostic Paul : gnostic exegesis of the Pauline lettersReading Judas : the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of ChristianityThe Tanner lectures on human values 20, 1999The Johannine Gospel in gnostic exegesis : Heracleon's commentary on JohnReading Judas : [the Gospel of Judas and the shaping of Christianity]
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Елејн Пејгелс

Пейджелс, Элейн

איליין פייגלס סופרת אמריקאית

إلين باجلز

إلين باجلز كاتبة أمريكية

الین پیقلز

الین پیگلز الهی‌دان و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

페이걸스, 일레인 1943-

페이절스, 일레인 1943-

페이젤, 일레인 1943-

페이젤, 일레인 H. 1943-

エレーヌ ペイゲルス

ペイゲルス, エレーヌ

伊莱恩·柏高絲

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