Elaine Pagels and Gustav Niebuhr
Elaine Pagels, renowned religion scholar and author of The Gnostic Gospels and Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, is interviewed by Gustav Niebuhr, associate professor in religion and the media at Syracuse University.
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After the taping of Great Conversations, the audience is invited to ask questions of the author. KET presents these after-the-show segments as online exclusives.
- Are there writers who argue that Revelation is an allegory of the individual soul facing the apocalypse of death and annihilation? (2:43)
- As you attended Billy Graham revivals in your youth, what is the role of music in carrying the message of religion? (3:10)
- What was it about apocalyptic literature during this time that caused this book of Revelation to be included in the Bible? (2:28)
- How has your faith helped you in addressing the deaths of your son and husband? (5:10)
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