Angels A to Z

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While much has been written about angels throughout history, no single source examines them as thoroughly or as thoughtfully as Angels A to Z. You'll discover how ancient, contemporary and pop cultures represent angels in their mythology, folklore, architecture, art, literature and religion. Angels A to Z's easy-to-use index and appendices help you find exactly what you're looking for. Just let your fascination take wing!
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Overview

While much has been written about angels throughout history, no single source examines them as thoroughly or as thoughtfully as Angels A to Z. You'll discover how ancient, contemporary and pop cultures represent angels in their mythology, folklore, architecture, art, literature and religion. Angels A to Z's easy-to-use index and appendices help you find exactly what you're looking for. Just let your fascination take wing!
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American Reference Books Annual
Anything and everything related to angels can be found in this book. This work will be a great addition to any library's reference collection.
Fate Magazine
A thorough, encyclopedia-style volume on angelic beings and all things angel-related
Sun
Angels have been vital participants throughout history, appearing just when they're needed most. And a new book explores these indispensable beings in all their guises. Angels A to Z reveals the stunning impact of angels on mankind from ancient times to today's modern world.
Library Journal
Trying to catch the current wave of angel popularity, this source compiles angel facts and lore in short readable citations. Alphabetically arranged entries range from "Abaddon" (the angel of death) to "Zoroastrianism" (the ancient Persian religion that believed in the notion of angels as agents of God). Topics include how various religions view angels, artists' renderings, angel medicine, and angels in folklore and literature. Supplementing the entries is an appendix containing angel resources and an angel filmography (no ghosts or spirits) current up to 1994 although not complete (the film "Prophecy' starring Christopher Walken is not listed). For quick trivia, this book works, but for more specific and detailed synopses on angels, try John E. Ronner's Know Your Angels (Mamre Pr., 1993).-L. Kriz, West Des Moines P.L., Ia.
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"Angels have been vital participants throughout history, appearing just when they're needed most. And a new book explores these indispensable beings in all their guises. Angels A to Z reveals the stunning impact of angels on mankind from ancient times to today's modern world." —"Sun"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787606527
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Series: Phenomena Series
  • Pages: 485
  • Product dimensions: 7.29 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.25 (d)

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James R. Lewis is a recognized authority on cults and religion and a professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of The Astrology Book, Doomsday Prophecies: A Complete Guide to the End of the World, The Dream Encyclopedia, Legitimating New Religions, Odd Gods: New Religions and the Cult Controversy, and The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. Evelyn Dorothy Oliver holds a doctorate in divinity. They both live in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2000

    A wonderful guide to angels!

    Before this book, I had never read a single book on this topic, or any religious book for that matter. I found this book in the religion section of the book store and started reading it. I found such interesting information in it. I think it is a wonderful guide to how different people and groups interperet and view angels. I find it informative and interesting and suggest to all people.

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