Elaine Pagels
AUTHOR

Elaine Pagels

After receiving her doctorate from Harvard University in 1970, Elaine Pagels taught at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she chaired the department of religion. She is now the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Professor Pagels is the author of several books on religious subjects and was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1981. She lives and teaches in Princeton, New Jersey.

Read more Read less

JOIN AUDIBLE FREE FOR 30 DAYS AND STAY FOR $14.95/mo.

Best Sellers

    • Why Religion?

    • A Personal Story
    • By: Elaine Pagels
    • Narrated by: Lynde Houck
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Why is religion still around in the 21st century? Why do so many still believe? And how do various traditions still shape the way people experience everything from sexuality to politics? In Why Religion? Elaine Pagels looks to her own life to help address these questions....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • could really use better narration

    • By S. Weaver on 11-12-18

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Gnostic Gospels

    • By: Elaine Pagels
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 589
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 377

    The Gnostic Gospels provides engaging listening for those seeking a broader perspective on the early development of Christianity....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The other side of Jesus

    • By Laura on 05-19-06

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Origin of Satan

    • How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics
    • By: Elaine Pagels
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 195

    In this groundbreaking book, Elaine Pagels, Princeton's distinguished historian of religion, traces the evolution of Satan....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • well organized and thorough

    • By Tibber on 07-20-15

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Beyond Belief

    • The Secret Gospel of Thomas
    • By: Elaine Pagels
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    Spurred by personal tragedy, Elaine Pagels turns to a consideration of the Gnostic Gospels, in particular, the Gospel of Thomas....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gospel of Thomas is somewhat a misnomer

    • By Buford on 06-08-04

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Revelations

    • Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation
    • By: Elaine Pagels
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 284

    John of Patmos, a Jewish prophet and follower of Jesus, wrote the Book of Revelation, prophesying God’s judgment on the pagan empire that devastated and dominated his people....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Revealing "Revelations"

    • By Diane on 05-13-12
    • Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation
    • By: Elaine Pagels
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 03-06-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 342 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Reading Judas

    • The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity
    • By: Elaine Pagels, Karen L. King
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, Robertson Dean
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Two celebrated scholars illustrate how the newly discovered Gospel of Judas provides a window into understanding how Jesus' followers understood his death and why Judas betrayed Jesus....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent scholarship, easy to understand

    • By Barbara on 03-24-07

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Gospel of Thomas

    • A New Vision of the Message of Jesus
    • By: Elaine Pagels
    • Narrated by: Elaine Pagels
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    Sounds True is proud to present the first widely available audio recording of Elaine Pagels as she explores the text that has changed the way many of us think about the message of Christ....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting lecture

    • By Drayton on 03-05-06

    Regular price: $13.97

Are you an author?

Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.