REVELATIONS, VISIONS, PROPHECY & POLITICS IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION
Religious scholar Elaine Pagels tackles the most controversial book of the bible, Revelation, the surreal apocalyptic vision of the end of the world. ... or is it? Pagels returns the Book to its historical origin and its author, John of Patmos, who took aim at the Roman Empire after the “Jewish War” in 66 CE. Then a new sect known as “Christians” seized on John’s text as a weapon against heresy and infidels – Jews, even Christians who dissented from their increasingly rigid doctrines.
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