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Elaine Pagels Seminar Tickets

by Austin Brown on July 19th, 02012

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Seminars About Long-term Thinking

Elaine Pagels on The Truth About the Book of Revelations

Elaine Pagels on “The Truth About the Book of Revelations”


Monday August 20, 02012 at 7:30pm Cowell Theater at Fort Mason

Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! &#8226 General Tickets $10


About this Seminar:

Revelations about the Book of Revelation

Probably the most consequential vision of the future ever written is the Bible’s Book of Revelation. If God didn’t write it (through the sainted instrument of someone named John), then who did, and why?

Elaine Pagels has a persuasive answer, spectacularly illustrated. The author of The Gnostic Gospels; Beyond Belief; and Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, Pagels analyzes other revelations of the time (they were common) and examines how John’s particular version of apocalypse made it into the world’s most popular book. John had his own agenda. It wasn’t Christian.