The Getty Center
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations recommended. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation" button below.
Make Reservation

The Book of Revelation, with its visions, nightmares, and prophesies, is the strangest and most controversial book in the Bible. Who wrote this book and why do so many people still read it today? And what is revelation? Using her new book, Revelations, as a springboard, Elaine Pagels answers these and other questions, and shows the enormous impact on art, music, and politics the Book of Revelation has.

Elaine Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She has published widely on Gnosticism and early Christianity, and continues to pursue research interests in late antiquity. Her books include The Gnostic Gospels, The Origin of Satan, Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas, and Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity (co-authored with Karen King).

Listen to Elaine Pagels on KPCC with Patt Morrison on March 20th, 2012

Learn more about our Getty Perspectives series and see past events.

How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.