Elaine Pagels

Elaine Pagels Elaine Pagels ©Princeton University

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.



Pagel's other books are The Origin of Satan, Adam, Eve, and the Serpent, Beyond Belief:The Secret Gospel of Thomas (co-authored with Karen King), Reading Judas. Pagels is widely recognized as a pre-eminient scholar of gnosticism, early Christianity, and late antiquity about which she continues to research, write, and speak.