**A thorough, comprehensive guide to the world of angels** Angels, whose principal employment is the protection and encouragement of human beings, are more popular than ever. In this age of uncertainty, it is easy to understand why the concept of angels is so comforting. While much has been written about angels throughout history, no single source examines them as thoroughly or as thoughtfully as ***Angels A to Z***. Written by an “angel expert” and a recognized authority on nontraditional religious movements, this enlightening resource is one of the most comprehensive books on angels and angel-related topics currently available. More than 300 entries, drawn from multiple religions, such as Christianity, Islam, and Hindu traditions, as well as from pop culture, are included. Celebrity angels, obscure angels still waiting for their big break, classifications of angels, guardian angels, fallen angels, biblical figures associated with angels, angels in art and architecture, and angels in the media and literature, how ancient, contemporary, and pop cultures represent angels in their mythology, folklore, architecture, art, literature, religion, and so much more. ***Angels A to Z*** explores a wide assortment of topics, including … * Gabriel, Michael, Lucifer, and other biblical angels * Angels in various religions (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism) * Different classifications of angels such as the Valkyries from Norse mythology and Hafaza from Islamic tradition * Fallen angels, guardian angels, obscure angels, and angels across religious traditions * Authors who write about angels, including Frank Peretti, Joan Wester Anderson, Eileen Freeman, Terry Lynn Taylor, and others * Artists who depict angels such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Glenda Green, and Karyn Martin-Karl * Beloved fictional characters like Clarence from the film *It’s a Wonderful Life* If you want to know more about the rich and important history of these spiritual beings, ***Angels A to Z*** is the answer to your prayers. With more than 130 photos and illustrations, this riveting read is richly illustrated, and its helpful bibliography and extensive index add to its usefulness.
Angels a to Z
Evelyn Dorothy Oliver, James R. Lewis
Visible Ink Press
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