Elaine Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University and author of the New York Times best-seller Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, published in March 2012. Her other books on the history of religion include the award-winning The Gnostic Gospels; Adam, Eve and the Serpant: Sex and Politics in Early Christianity; and The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics. She has been widely profiled and has received many awards, including a MacArthur Prize Fellowship. In 2005, she received the Centennial Medal from Harvard University in recognition of outstanding contributions to society. She is a trustee of the Aspen Institute.