Elaine Pagels, the controversial author and biblical scholar, is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. March 21 at Church of the Holy Communion.
Pagels, the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University, will discuss her newest best-selling book, Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation.
She also is author of the award-winning The Gnostic Gospels; Adam, Eve and the Serpent: Sex and Politics in Early Christianity; and The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics.
She has received many awards, including a MacArthur Prize Fellowship. In 2005, she received the Centennial Medal from Harvard University in recognition of outstanding contributions to society.
The March 21 event, at 4645 Walnut Grove Road, is free and open to the public.