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the branch of theology that is concerned with angels

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Kevin Zadai introduces the reader to new insight into the realm of angels and their impact on the on our lives today in his book "The Agenda of Angels." Kevin's book is not only a study on the doctrine of angelology but is also a handbook or manual on how to function within the unseen realm of the spirit.
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The profound spirituality, indeed the mystical vein, coursing through F.'s text is particularly evident in his third chapter on "the spirit of the age," in which he examines surprising but revealing texts such as those reflecting Rahner's revised angelology. A close reading of several key Rahnerian texts on Ignatius of Loyola from the 1950s and 1960s, coupled with insights from Louis Dupre and Romano Guardini, challenge the standard reading of Ignatius as a quintessential modern.
The format of the monograph follows standard academic pattern: Part I consists of a survey of scholarship on angels and it places al-Suyuti in his historical and scholarly context; Part II focuses on themes in Islamic angelology; Part III presents a translation of al-Haba'ik fi akhbar al-mala'ik; and Part IV contains "Conclusions".
Thomas Aquinas, for example, a great Aristotle scholar and philosopher--and a (relative) supporter of science--nevertheless devoted enormous time and energy to theology, and was by all accounts history's foremost expert regarding angels; nobody ever matched his "knowledge" of "angelology." (68) In effect, for medieval Christians, it did not much matter if one went wrong regarding the cure for leprosy--but knowledge of angels was important.
Chapter 6, "The Angels," depicts early Palestinian authority negation of a trend in angelology that elevates angels beyond their usual role of praising and serving the Lord.
Talking to angels; Talking of angels: Constructing the angelology of the Book of Mormon.
(61.) David Keck, Angels and Angelology in the Middle Ages (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), 173-174.
(29.) For the anti-anthropomorphic impulses in medieval angelology and Victorian comparative psychology, see Loraine Datson, "Intelligences: Angelic, Animal, Human," in Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism, ed.
My brief career in the 1990s running the Judaica shop at the New Haven JCC happened to coincide with the pre-millennial rise of pop angelology in America.
[...] Angelology [...] establishes the stages of a path and recommends the guiding of some intermediate beings, which control the thresholds between stages.
The second focuses on sixth century Alexandrian-theologian, John Philoponus, with a new look at his career, his angelology, his writing on the composite nature of Christ, his connection to Armenian religion and the context of Byzantium.
Angelology, which flourished in medieval times, (150) has increasingly been philosophy's embarrassment (151) and it has been confined to the history of ideas and scholasticism.
It is Raymond's contention that angels were not merely a residual presence in early modem England; far from weakening belief in angels, reformed doctrine and the rise of experimental science revitalized angelology. Invoked in discussions of optical instruments, angels were also central to Protestant theories of representation.
Knowledge of angels came from many sources, and Raymond does his readers a great service in tracing the main lines of angelology from antiquity onwards.