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Revelations I have read Elaine Pagels work before Gnostic Gospels and have admired her work I am not an expert in this aspect of history, but her works read well and she shows much knowledge of the material She also places the issues addressed in an historical context.Here, she explores the Book of Revelation, written, she says, by John of Patmos an island off the coast of Turkey She asks a number of questions in this book and strives to answer each Page 3 Who wrote this book Why and how do s I have read Elaine Pagels work before Gnostic Gospels and have admired her work I am not an expert in this aspect of history, but her works read well and she shows much knowledge of the material She also places the issues addressed in an historical context.Here, she explores the Book of Revelation, written, she says, by John of Patmos an island off the coast of Turkey She asks a number of questions in this book and strives to answer each Page 3 Who wrote this book Why and how do so many people still read it today Pagels suggests that John began writing the book in 90 AD, probably after having fled his homeland in Judea.Pagels discusses revelatory works, showing how John s book fit into this tradition She also notes that, from the documents from Nag Hammadi, John s was not the only work of revelation Why did his become part of the Biblical canon and not some other She discusses the history and politics of the time and how the emerging church hierarc Having had Pagels for a course in seminary and knowing her and her husband socially during that period while my girlfriend studied under her at Barnard I make a point of picking up her publications as they come to hand I wasn t expecting much from this popular study of apocalyptic literature except for her usual emphasis on its gnostic elements As it happens, however, there wasto the book than this.Most interesting to me was her argument that the Apocalypse of John Revelation was wri Having had Pagels for a course in seminary and knowing her and her husband socially during that period while my girlfriend studied under her at Barnard I make a point of picking up her publications as they come to hand I wasn t expecting much from this popular study of apocalyptic literature except for her usual emphasis on its gnostic elements As it happens, however, there wasto the book than this.Most interesting to me was her argument that the Apocalypse of John Revelation was written as a polemic not only against Roman imperialism but also against the gentile followers of Jesus Dating the text to ca 90CE, Pagels notes that it antedates, so far as we know, the concept of Chri A Startling Exploration Of The History Of The Most Controversial Book Of The Bible, By The Bestselling Author Of Beyond Belief Through The Bestselling Books Of Elaine Pagels, Thousands Of Readers Have Come To Know And Treasure The Suppressed Biblical Texts Known As The Gnostic Gospels As One Of The World S Foremost Religion Scholars, She Has Been A Pioneer In Interpreting These Books And Illuminating Their Place In The Early History Of Christianity Her New Book, However, Tackles A Text That Is Firmly, Dramatically Within The New Testament Canon The Book Of Revelation, The Surreal Apocalyptic Vision Of The End Of The World Or Is It In This Startling And Timely Book, 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, Fired With Religious Fervor, 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 Persuasively Interprets Revelation As A Scathing Attack On The Decadence Of Rome Soon After, However, A New Sect Known As Christians Seized On John S Text As A Weapon Against Heresy And Infidels Of All Kinds Jews, Even Christians Who Dissented From Their Increasingly Rigid Doctrines And Hierarchies.In A Time When Global Religious Violence Surges, Revelations Explores How Often Those In Power Throughout History Have Sought To Force God S Enemies To Submit Or Be Killed It Is Sure To Appeal To Pagels S Committed Readers And Bring Her A Whole New Audience Who Want To Understand The Roots Of Dissent, Violence, And Division In The World S Religions, And To Appreciate The Lasting Appeal Of This Extraordinary Text. I suspect a hardcore everything in the Bible is literally true and divinely related Christian would consider pretty much everything in this book to be heresy If you ve got a somewhatopen mindset regarding the political jostling that created the modern Bible, this is a fascinating read.Pagels goes into depth on what we know about the historical period in which Revelations was written, and points out the paral Whenever I refer to the Book of Revelations in the presence of my wife, she corrects me by reminding me that it s a singular revelation, not plural As usual she is correct But I don t appreciate being corrected, so I was glad to see, at first glance, what appeared to be Elaine Pagels agreeing with my use of the plural form of the word As it turns out, Pagles is writing about multiple revelations The book describes the literary as well as political and social contexts within which the canon Whenever I refer to the Book of Revelations in the presence of my wife, she corrects me by reminding me that it s a singular revelation, not plural As usual she is correct But I don t appreciate being corrected, so I was glad to see, at first glance, what appeared to be Elaine Pagels agreeing with my use of the plural form of the word As it turns out, Pagles is writing about multiple revelations The book describes the literary as well as political and social contexts within which the canonical book Revelation Apocalypse of John was written and preserved This includes discussion of other ancient narratives of visions a Don t know much about the Book of Revelation Convinced that we ll never figure out all of its mysteries I recommend first reading the Book of Revelation and as you read, try to cleanse your mind of all the futuristic implications you learned from films, video games, literature, and your wide eyed, biblically illiterate uncles Then, read the first chapter of Pagels s REVELATIONS In this chapter she summarizes the occasion, devices, and purpose of John of Patmos work After that, you ll be go Don t know much about the Book of Revelation Convinced that we ll never figure out all of its mysteries I recommend first reading the Book of Revelation and as you read, try to cleanse your mind of all the futuristic implications you learned from films, video games, literature, and your wide eyed, biblically illiterate uncles Then, read the first chapter of Pagels s REVELATIONS In this chapter she summarizes the occasion, devices, and purpose of John of Patmos work After that, you ll be good to go, and you ll have enough raised questions to explore for awhile After chapter one, Pagels explores how various church fathers and figures used and interpreted Revelation and other revelation texts written during the first few centuries but later deemed heretical Finally, she discusses the influe This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here It s always interesting to see the scholarly opinion of religious topics Sometimes, with a world of facts, they just can t figure out how God is God.This book does a good job of evaluating Revelations based on factual evidence and several assumed conclusions , but misses the mark by failing to understand how prophesy works In her mind, Revelations isn t actual revelation No, John just made it up using other simil I thought this a well written and an interesting book, yet I can t say I am on board with everything she wrote For example, Pagels made a speculative case that John of Patmos despised the apostle Paul and his disciples, who she thinks was being referred to when John wrote to a church in Ephesus I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false and that John hated the Gentile Christians and referred to the I thought this a well written and an interesting book, yet I can t say I am on board with everything she wrote For example, Pagels made a speculative case that John of Patmos despised the apostle Paul and his disciples, who she thinks was being referred to when John wrote to a church in Ephesus I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false and that John hated the Gentile Christians and referred to them in his message to Smyrna I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan And that John was angry with Pergamum for embracing some of Paul s teachings, when he wrote Nevertheless, I have a few things against you There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual im Look If Pagels writes a book, go buy it You don t need a review, you just need a reminder that it s ready for purchase But then I d feel like I wasn t doing my job, so I ve been looking forward to Pagel s new book, hoping I would read her views on how to interpret Revelation, but this wasn t her focus Pagels begins by discussing the apocalyptic writings of the early Christian period The title, Revelations, is not a misspelling of the final book in our Bible she really does mean revelat Look If Pagels writes a book, go buy it You don t need a review, you just need a reminder that it s ready for purchase But then I d feel like I wasn t doing my job, so I ve been looking forward to Pagel s new book, hoping I would read her views on how to interpret Revelation, but this wasn t her focus Pagels begins by discussing the apocalyptic writings of the early Christian period The title, Revelations, is not a misspelling of the final book in our Bible she really does mean revelations in the plural She highlights several other visionary writings, including The Revelation of Peter, The Secret Revelation of James, a Author Elaine Pagels includes here discussion of not only John of Patmos s Book of Revelations, so well known from the New Testament, but also discussion of the numerous revelation texts found at Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt in 1945 These are the so called gnostic or apocryphal texts expunged by order of Egyptian bishop Athanasius in the 4th century C.E Becau


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