Elaine Pagels, the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University, will present “Art, Music and Politics in the Book of Revelation” at a public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Cline Library’s Assembly Hall.

Pagels, the recipient of Rockefeller, Guggenhiem and MacArthur Fellowships, earned international acclaim for her writings on Gnosticism and early Christianity. She is the author of The Gnostic Gospels, considered one of the best books of the 20th century by Modern Library.

Her most recent books include Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas and the New York Times Best Seller and Editor’s Choice Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelation.

Pagels’ speech is part of the Cline Community Lecture in Humanities series.

The lecture is free but tickets are required for entry. Tickets may be obtained at NAU’s Central Ticket Office.