Ep. 102 Elaine Pagels, on "Why Religion?"

Ep. 102 Elaine Pagels, on "Why Religion?"

In Good Faith - Season 6, Episode 9

  • Mar 27, 2022 6:00 am
  • 28:30 mins

Elaine Pagels is an American historian of religion. She is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Pagels has conducted extensive research into early Christianity and Gnosticism, including the Dead Sea Scrolls. She is the author of The Gnostic Gospels, Beyond Belief, and Revelations. (See links below to learn more.) In Good Faith is the place to hear stories and accounts from believers, told in their own words. Our hope is to listen with an open heart, celebrating the power of faith and belief, and what those stories mean to the ones who tell them. Host Steven Kapp Perry talks with believers from all walks of faith—Catholic and Episcopalian, Buddhist and Baptist, Jewish and Hindu, Presbyterian and Seventh Day Adventist, Muslim and Latter-day Saint—in other words, human beings and believers, sharing their personal experience with the sacred and the divine. Sundays on BYUradio—and be sure to subscribe to the podcast!