Newsworks reports on Elaine Pagels being awarded a National Humanities Medal for her decades of research and analysis of ancient Gnostic texts. The article begins:
“Divine beings, visions, revelations and apocalypses, angels and resurrection—the Bible is filled with such fantastical elements. What does it all mean today?
“Princeton University Professor of Religion, historian and best-selling author ElainePagels has made it her life’s work to investigate ancient religious manuscripts and their contemporary meaning, and will be receiving a 2015 National Humanities Medal for her exploration of faith and its traditions during a White House ceremony …”
The article includes footage of the ceremony.