Elaine Pagels

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Birthday
13, 1943
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1943 (age 76)
Birthplace
California

About

The New York Times Bestselling author of Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas (2003), she is a prominent scholar and author on the subject of the Gnostic Gospels. Her works include Reading Judas (2007) and Revelations (2012).

Before Fame

She studied religion at Stanford and Harvard. She later taught at Barnard College and Princeton University.

Trivia

Her 1979 work, The Gnostic Gospels, won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Family Life

She had two children with theoretical physicist, Heinz Pagels, whom she married in 1969.

Associated With

She was influenced by author Ernest Hemingway.