Angels: A Very Short Introduction

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Authors

David Albert Jones

Year 2011
Pages 144
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language en
ISBN 9780199547302
File Size 1.2 MB
File Format EPUB , MOBI
Download Counter 384
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In this lively and concise Very Short Introduction, David Albert Jones provides a crisp, broad-ranging survey of angels in theology, philosophy, and popular culture. Focusing on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, he examines how angels have been imagined and explained as well as why they continue to captivate us. Jones explores the classical discussion--what they are made of, when they came to be, and how many there are. He names the archangels, surveys the different hierarchies, and examines how they have changed over time. He looks at why the idea of angels remains so potent in modern culture, even among non-believers. QR Code Online