The Gnostic Gospels are discussed in the multi-million-copy bestseller The Da Vinci Code A classic book by a renowned historian 'Fascinating' The Times 'A calm and balanced layman's introduction' Spectator 'Most readable and enjoyable' Church Times 'She is always readable, always deeply informed, always richly suggestive' Washington Post
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.
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