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Leading world authority on the Gnostic Gospels will speak at Transylvania Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m.; free and open to the public

Elaine PagelsLEXINGTON, Ky.—Elaine Pagels, the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University, will speak at Transylvania University’s Carrick Theater Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Pagels is considered a leading world authority on the Gnostic Gospels. The topic of her talk at Transylvania will be “The Discovery of the Secret Gospel of Thomas,” also the subject of her New York Times bestseller “Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas” (2003).  Other books by Pagels include “Adam, Eve and the Serpent” (1988), “The Origin of Satan” (1995), “Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity” (2007) and “The Gnostic Gospels” (1979), which was named by Modern Library as one of the 100 best books of the twentieth century and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award.
 
Pagels’ current project is a new book titled “Revelations” which will explore the New Testament Book of Revelation and other Jewish, Christian and Pagan books of Revelation written around the same time. 

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120.

9/23/2010

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