The Color of Angels

Cosmology, Gender, and the Aesthetic Imagination

Author: Constance Classen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415180740

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 8141


Compellingly demonstrates the relationship between sensory and gender orders, highlighting the gender politics behind such sensory constructs as the male gaze and the female touch.

Angels in Medieval Philosophical Inquiry

Their Function and Significance

Author: Mr Martin Lenz,Ms Isabel Iribarren

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409485633

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

View: 1372


The nature and properties of angels occupied a prominent place in medieval philosophical inquiry. Creatures of two worlds, angels provided ideal ground for exploring the nature of God and his creation, being perceived as 'models' according to which a whole range of questions were defined, from cosmological order, movement and place, to individuation, cognition, volition, and modes of language. This collection of essays is a significant scholarly contribution to angelology, centred on the function and significance of angels in medieval speculation and its history. The unifying theme is that of the role of angels in philosophical inquiry, where each contribution represents a case study in which the angelic model is seen to motivate developments in specific areas and periods of medieval philosophical thought.


Selected Lectures

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855840607

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 180

View: 958


Religious and spiritual writings have always made reference to beings from the spiritual hierarchies, especially those known in Christian tradition as Angels. These spirits are the closest to human beings and act as our invisible guides and companions. They influence the life of the individual as well as the evolution of humanity and the cosmos. From his own clairvoyant vision, Rudolf Steiner confirmed the existence of such spiritual beings and showed how modern minds could gain access to their world. As he explains in these inspiring lectures, it is important for us to understand and cooperate with the work of the Angels today as this is crucial for the further development of humanity.


Author: Billy Graham

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 0849938716

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 6209


The well-known evangelist explains the characteristics of angels as well as their purposes and significance in the contemporary world

Angels in Red Suspenders

Author: Ralph Milton

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1896836216

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 8192


Ralph Milton is an angel. He may not look the part, but then, who does? In 'Angels in Red Suspenders', Milton shares stories of everyday miracles, hope, and the discovery of meaning. With characteristic wit and humour, he offers readers food for the spirit.

Angels at Qumran

A Comparative Study of 1 Enoch 1-36; 72-108 and Sectarian Writings from Qumran

Author: Maxwell Davidson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781850753322

Category: Religion

Page: 386

View: 8440


A comprehensive study of the perspectives on angels of Qumran sectarian authors and of the authors of those sections of 1 (Ethiopic) Enoch represented in the Qumran library. Marked differences emerge as the roles of angels are considered in relation to various topics. These include beliefs about how the sun entered the world, events at the close of the present age, the means by which divine revelation is communicated to God's people and the ways in which the author thought about the relationship of the pious to angels, both in this age and in the eschaton.

The Encyclopedia of Angels

Author: Rosemary Guiley

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438130023

Category: Angels

Page: 417

View: 2432


An encyclopedia describing and giving the history of angels from the time when the earth was created forward, using texts from Hebrew, Arabic, ancient and contemporary works.

The Facts on Angels

Author: John Ankerberg,John Weldon

Publisher: ATRI Publishing

ISBN: 1937136329

Category: Religion

Page: 49

View: 4982


Fascination with angels has exploded. Scores of people claim dramatic encounters with these being. But who are angels? Should Christians seek to contact them? This booklet answers the questions: What exactly does the Bible teach about angels? What is their purpose? How do their demonic counterparts deceive people? In what specific ways can angels help people? Discover the fascinating truth about angels in “The Facts on Angels”.

Angels and Angelology in the Middle Ages

Author: David Keck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195354966

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 626


Recently angels have made a remarkable comeback in the popular imagination; their real heyday, however, was the Middle Ages. From the great shrines dedicated to Michael the Archangel at Mont-St-Michel and Monte Garano to the elaborate metaphysical speculations of the great thirteenth-century scholastics, angels dominated the physical, temporal, and intellectual landscape of the medieval West. This book offers a full-scale study of angels and angelology in the Middle Ages. Seeking to discover how and why angels became so important in medieval society, David Keck considers a wide range of fascinating questions such as: Why do angels appear on baptismal fonts? How and why did angels become normative for certain members of the church? How did they become a required course of study? Did popular beliefs about angels diverge from the angelologies of the theologians? Why did some heretics claim to derive their authority from heavenly spirits? Keck spreads his net wide in the attempt to catch traces of angels and angelic beliefs in as many portions of the medieval world as possible. Metaphysics and mystery plays, prayers and pilgrimages, Cathars and cathedrals-all these and many more disparate sources taken together reveal a society deeply engaged with angels on all its levels and in some unlikely ways.

A Study of Angels

Author: Edward P. Myers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451605631

Category: Religion

Page: 114

View: 4034


This study of angelology discusses the origin, nature, activities, and destiny of angels—all based on solid, biblical teaching assuring readers that they are not alone in this world. The interest in angels has never been greater. But with so much speculation and misinformation out there, how can readers separate truth from fiction? This study of angelology discusses the origin, nature, activities, and destiny of angels—all based on solid, biblical teaching. While comprehensive in scope and biblical in foundation, this book is easy to read and understand. This fascinating and informative book assures readers that they are not alone in this world.