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The angels and us

Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher: New York : Collier Books ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dr. Adler takes an engaging look at the various images and hierarchies of angels ( including guardian angels), speculating on the existence of these creatures and the ways in which they have been  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mortimer Jerome Adler
ISBN: 0020300654 9780020300656
OCLC Number: 27936256
Notes: Originally published: New York : Macmillan, ©1982.
Description: xiii, 205 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The fascination of Angels --
Minds without bodies --
Extraterrestial inteligenes --
The image of angels --
The significance of angels --
Significance from whom? --
Reality or possibility --
Theology of Philosophy --
Angels as objects of religious belief --
The dogma and the doctrines --
Why a bilief in angels? --
What the belief is --
From dogma to doctrines --
An angelic entertainment --
The reality of angels --
Why try to prove the existence of angels? --
The great chain of being --
The best of all possible worlds --
Theological speculation about angels --
The range and order of questions --
Themission of angels on earth --
A necessary digression --
The life of angels in heaven --
Hell's angels --
From Heaven to hell --
Satan in the service of God --
The mystery of original sin --
Angels as objects of philosophical thought --
The possibility of angels --
The crux of the matter --
Who says that angels are impossible? --
Reasons for affirming their possibility --
Philosophical exploration of that possiblitily --
Angeology and mathematics --
The mutability of angels --
The differentiation of angels --
Angelic occupation of space and movement through it --
Angels as knowers --
Angels as lovers --
The community and communication of angels --
Angelistic fallacies in modern thought --
How like an angel! --
And how unlike! --
The incarnation of the angel --
Shades of the prision house --
The immortality of the soul --
One or two? --
More like an angel --
The incarnation of the soul --
If men were angels --
Angelistic politics --
Angelistic psychology --
Angelistic linguistics --
Angelistic ethics --
Epilogue --
Man on the boundary line --
Straddling the line or reaching over it? --
The middle ground --
The resurection of the body --
What more to read about angels.
Responsibility: by Mortimer J. Adler.

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