Revelations - Elaine Pagels

Revelations by Elaine Pagels is a startling exploration of the history of the most controversial book of the Bible. In this timely book, Pagels returns The Book of Revelation to its historical origin, written as its author John of Patmos took aim at the Roman Empire after what is now known as "the Jewish War," in 66 CE. Militant Jews in Jerusalem, fired with religious fervor, waged an all-out war against Rome's occupation of Judea and their defeat resulted in the desecration of Jerusalem and its Great Temple. Pagels persuasively interprets Revelation as a scathing attack on the decadence of Rome. Soon after, however, a new sect known as "Christians" seized on John's text as a weapon against heresy and infidels of all kinds-Jews, even Christians who dissented from their increasingly rigid doctrines and hierarchies. In a time when global religious violence surges, Revelations explores how often those in power throughout history have sought to force "God's enemies" to submit or be killed. It is sure to appeal to Pagels's committed readers and bring her a whole new audience who want to understand the roots of dissent, violence, and division in the world's religions, and to appreciate the lasting appeal of this extraordinary text.

Book Title: 

Revelations

Subtitle: 

Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation

Author: 

Pagels, Elaine

Publisher: 

Viking

Edition: 

4th

Year Published: 

2012

Binding: 

Hard cover

ISBN: 

9780670023349

Pages: 

246

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

21.6 × 14.8 × 2.5 cm

Book Weight: 

0.38 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R437.00

Price: 

R120.00

In Stock: 

2
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