Elaine Pagels

Random House, 2004

With superlative research and insight, Pagels unveils early texts which are a long-forgotten part of Christian history, returning to the riches of Thomas as she struggles with her own faith after the death of her son.

Elaine Pagels

Knopf Doubleday, 1979

In her classic, award-winning book, Pagels, renown early church and late antiquities scholar, explains the significance of these long-suppressed Christian scriptures for our heritage and calls into question the canonization of biblical Scripture and establishment of church orthodoxy made by early church leadership.

Elaine Pagels has been the Harrington Spear Paine professor in the Department of Religion at Princeton University since 1982. Part of the team of scholars who brought the English translation of the Nag Hammadi scriptures to publication, she is the author of the groundbreaking bestseller and National Book Award winner,The Gnostic Gospels.