For many, The Book of Revelation lays out a terrifying vision for the end of days: war, famine and plague visited on the Earth. Religion scholar Elaine Pagels says that with its symbolic language, the Bible’s final book has been subject to a range of interpretations though. She says it’s about hope as much as fear. Pagels’ latest book is called “Revelations” and Friday she joins us to explain what ancient prophecies can teach us not just about good and evil, but about humankind as a whole.
Books and Music from Today's RadioWest:
- Elaine Pagels, Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation
- Kronos Quartet, Long-Ge
- Arvo Part, Summa
- Jennifer Higdon, Concerto for Orchestra IV