In this lively and concise very short introduction david albert jones provides a crisp broad ranging survey of angels in theology philosophy and popular culturefocusing on judaism christianity and islam he examines how angels have been imagined and explained as well as why they continue to captivate us. Angels a very short introduction outlines prominent stories and speculations about angels in judaism islam christianity and post christian spiritualties what are angels where were they first encountered can we distinguish angels from gods fairies ghosts and aliens. Very short introductions a unique history of angels including prominent stories and speculations about angels in several different religions including judaism islam and christianity explores how angels have been portrayed in art literature and cinema. This very short introduction outlines some of the more prominent stories and speculations about angels in judaism islam christianity and post christian spiritualities it reflects on the way that angels have been portrayed in art whether as young men in the hebrew scriptures androgynous winged creatures of the pre raphaelites or the . Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied
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