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Unravelling the Secret Gospels | BIC Streams | Part of OpenMic of BLF X Edition
Elaine Pagels on the Gospel of Thomas

In 1945 an Egyptian peasant unearthed what proved to be the Gnostic Gospels, the sacred books of one of the earliest Christian sects. Elaine Pagels, distinguished historian on the religions of late antiquity, draws on her landmark study to illuminate the world of the first Christians. Focusing on the “secret” Gospel of Thomas, relevant to Indian traditions of Christianity, she reveals how faith allows for a diversity of interpretations. Her book on Thomas, Beyond Belief, was a New York Times bestseller, and her book, The Gnostic Gospels, won the National Book Award among other distinctions.

Elaine Pagels received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in 2016. The citation for the award honoured her “for her exploration of faith and its traditions. Through her study of ancient manuscripts and other scholarly work, she has generated new interest and dialogue about our contemporary search for knowledge and meaning.”

In collaboration with Bangalore Literature Festival

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Dec 3, 2021 07:30 PM in India

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