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Revelations : visions, prophecy, and politics in the book of Revelation

Author: Elaine H Pagels
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine H Pagels
ISBN: 9780670023349 0670023345
OCLC Number: 746833711
Description: ix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: John's Revelation : challenging the evil empire, Rome --
Visions of heaven and hell : from Ezekiel and John of Patmos to Paul --
Other revelations : heresy or illumination? --
Confronting persecution : how Jews and Christians separated politics from religion --
Constantine's conversion : how John's Revelation became part of the Bible.
Responsibility: Elaine Pagels.

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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.
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