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Angels : a history

Author: David Albert Jones
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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"The Book of Genesis depicts them as doing strange things-mating with the daughters of men to spawn giants, for example, and wrestling with Jacob for no apparent reason. In It's a Wonderful Life, Frank Capra spun a tale of one as a bumbling helper of humans; in Wings of Desire, Wim Wenders told of one who wished to be human. They are angels, of course, and they have fascinated us since recorded history began. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jones, David Albert.
Angels.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(OCoLC)456181341
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Albert Jones
ISBN: 9780191573941 0191573949 0199582955 9780199582952 9786612501920 6612501928
OCLC Number: 610210452
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 161 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1 A Brief History of Angels; 2 Picturing Angels; 3 What is an Angel?; 4 Divine Messengers; 5 Ministering Spirits; 6 Heavenly Hosts; 7 Fallen Angels; 8 Wrestling with Angels.
Responsibility: David Albert Jones.

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What are angels? Where were they first encountered? Can we distinguish angels from gods, faeries, ghosts, and aliens? And why do they remain so popular? This concise introduction investigates stories  Read more...

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The first stop for anyone seriously interested in angels. * Christopher Howse, The Telegraph * This is a good book. * Stephen Cave, Financial Times * As a guide to the celestial realms, I would put Read more...

 
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