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Elaine Pagels, 'The Secret Gospel of Thomas'

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Elaine Pagels, 'The Secret Gospel of Thomas'

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Elaine Pagels, 'The Secret Gospel of Thomas'

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Her latest book, Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas, is just out in paperback. It's about a religious text that is little known — the secret Gospel of Thomas, rediscovered in Egypt in 1945. She will explain why it was suppressed by the church and kept out of the canon. Pagels has been called one of the world's most important writers and thinkers on religion and history. She won the National Book Award for her book, The Gnostic Gospels. Pagels is a professor at Princeton University. (Original airdate: June 4, 2003)

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