Art, Music, and Politics in the Book of Revelation

  • March 20, 2018 • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium

Elaine Pagels excels at provoking curiosity about the ancient mysteries of the early Christians. In this presentation, she will lead us on a fascinating journey through the last book of the Bible, consider the astonishing range of art and music the Book of Revelation has inspired for 2,000 years, and explain how its visions of monsters, beasts, and whores have played out in political conflicts, beginning with the 7th century through the Crusades, the American Civil War, World War II, the recent Iraqi war, up to the current clash between ISIS and the West.

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