Gopnik Does it Again…

Elaine Pagels on the Book of Revelation : The New Yorker.

Am I the only one who believes that Adam Gopnik is doing the best thinking and writing of anyone writing for magazines in our era? He’s a New Yorker regular, and if his name is on the cover, I go there first (well, after a couple cartoons). I’ve never seen such range. He can write about ANYthing and do something new and thoughtful with it. The current issue has his piece on the book of Revelations, and it ties together the politics of the early Christian era, current Hollywood sci-fi, and the entire history of messianic religions–doing it in a totally convincing way. I grew up on Bible-reading, and I’ve never seen a more impressive interpretation of that troublesome last book in the Christian canon. Bravo!