1: Preface 2: A brief history of angels 3: Picturing angels 4: What is an angel? 5: Divine messengers 6: Ministering spirits 7: Heavenly hosts 8: Fallen angels 9: Wrestling with angels 1: Preface 2: A brief history of angels 3: Picturing angels 4: What is an angel? 5: Divine messangers 6: Ministering spirits 7: Heavenly hosts 8: Fallen angels 9: Wrestling with angels Further reading
Professor David Jones is Director of The Anscombe Bioethics Centre in Oxford, and was previously the Academic Director in the School of Theology, Philosophy, and History at St Mary's University College, Twickenham. He has written three previous books, Approaching the End: a theological exploration of death and dying (OUP, 2007), The Soul of the Embryo: an enquiry into the status of the human embryo in the Christian tradition (Continuum, 2004), and An Introduction to the Catholic Faith (Family Publications, 1999).
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