Revelation: the most psychedelic book in the Bible


Season 18: Episode 13

Some believe it's a roadmap to the end of days.

Others say it's one big hallucination. 

It's The Book of Revelation and, for a very long time, it has fuelled Christian fears of a judgement day literally full of fire and brimstone.  The story from the woman who wrote the book on The Book.     Click HERE to learn more...


Elaine Pagels is one of the world's preeminent scholars on early Christianity.

She won America's National Book Award in religion writing for  The Gnostic Gospels.

She also wrote Beyond Belief: the Secret Gospel of Thomas - which became a New York Times bestseller.


Pagels_thumb.jpgElaine Pagels is a professor of religion at Princeton University .

Between teaching, lecturing and researching, she worked over the past nine years on her latest book  Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelation.

In her interiview, Prof. Pagels refers to two Dylan Thomas poems that reflect on how hope defiantly endures in the face of calamity.

They are:  Death Shall Have No Dominion (in full HERE), and A Refusal to Mourn the Death of a Child by Fire in London (in full  HERE).     

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