Winter Words with Kate Bowler + Elaine Pagels
A conversation between renowned religion scholar and National Humanities Medal recipient Elaine Pagels and divinity school professor and New York Times best-selling memoirist Kate Bowler.
$25 Tickets. DOORS OPEN AT 5:30pm.
Explore Booksellers will have copies of their books for sale and a signing will follow the talk.
More info: aspenwords.org/programs/winter-words/
Kate Bowler is an assistant professor in the school of divinity at Duke University. Bowler is author of “BLESSED: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel” and “Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved,” and host of “Everything Happens,” a podcast featuring honest conversations about life’s toughest challenges. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and son.
Elaine Pagels, Harrington Professor at Princeton University, began her exploration of the history of religion with the discovery of ancient secret gospels, found in Egypt with dozens of other Jewish, Greek and Christian texts. After participating with an international team to translate and publish these texts, she wrote “The Gnostic Gospels.” After receiving a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, she wrote “Adam, Eve, and the Serpent,”about sex and politics; a book about the origins of Christian anti-Semitism, and two others on politics and religion. Besides a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, she recently received an honorary doctorate from Harvard University and the National Medal for the Humanities from President Barack Obama.
She first came to Aspen with her husband, Heinz Pagels, theoretical physicist, who was at the Aspen Center for Physics. Although he died in a hiking accident on Pyramid Peak, she returned to their home here the following year with their two children, then babies, and now loves to spend time here enjoying friends, music and hiking in this glorious valley.