Compellingly demonstrates the relationship between sensory and gender orders, highlighting the gender politics behind such sensory constructs as the male gaze and the female touch.
The nature and properties of angels occupied a prominent place in medieval philosophical inquiry. Creatures of two worlds, angels provided ideal ground for exploring the nature of God and his creation, being perceived as 'models' according to which a whole range of questions were defined, from cosmological order, movement and place, to individuation, cognition, volition, and modes of language. This collection of essays is a significant scholarly contribution to angelology, centred on the function and significance of angels in medieval speculation and its history. The unifying theme is that of the role of angels in philosophical inquiry, where each contribution represents a case study in which the angelic model is seen to motivate developments in specific areas and periods of medieval philosophical thought.
Religious and spiritual writings have always made reference to beings from the spiritual hierarchies, especially those known in Christian tradition as Angels. These spirits are the closest to human beings and act as our invisible guides and companions. They influence the life of the individual as well as the evolution of humanity and the cosmos. From his own clairvoyant vision, Rudolf Steiner confirmed the existence of such spiritual beings and showed how modern minds could gain access to their world. As he explains in these inspiring lectures, it is important for us to understand and cooperate with the work of the Angels today as this is crucial for the further development of humanity.
Langland argues that the middle-class wife had a more complex and important function than has previously been recognized: she mastered skills that enabled her to support a rigid class system while unknowingly setting the stage for a feminist revolution.
A comprehensive study of the perspectives on angels of Qumran sectarian authors and of the authors of those sections of 1 (Ethiopic) Enoch represented in the Qumran library. Marked differences emerge as the roles of angels are considered in relation to various topics. These include beliefs about how the sun entered the world, events at the close of the present age, the means by which divine revelation is communicated to God's people and the ways in which the author thought about the relationship of the pious to angels, both in this age and in the eschaton.
An encyclopedia describing and giving the history of angels from the time when the earth was created forward, using texts from Hebrew, Arabic, ancient and contemporary works.
Fascination with angels has exploded. Scores of people claim dramatic encounters with these being. But who are angels? Should Christians seek to contact them? This booklet answers the questions: What exactly does the Bible teach about angels? What is their purpose? How do their demonic counterparts deceive people? In what specific ways can angels help people? Discover the fascinating truth about angels in “The Facts on Angels”.
Recently angels have made a remarkable comeback in the popular imagination; their real heyday, however, was the Middle Ages. From the great shrines dedicated to Michael the Archangel at Mont-St-Michel and Monte Garano to the elaborate metaphysical speculations of the great thirteenth-century scholastics, angels dominated the physical, temporal, and intellectual landscape of the medieval West. This book offers a full-scale study of angels and angelology in the Middle Ages. Seeking to discover how and why angels became so important in medieval society, David Keck considers a wide range of fascinating questions such as: Why do angels appear on baptismal fonts? How and why did angels become normative for certain members of the church? How did they become a required course of study? Did popular beliefs about angels diverge from the angelologies of the theologians? Why did some heretics claim to derive their authority from heavenly spirits? Keck spreads his net wide in the attempt to catch traces of angels and angelic beliefs in as many portions of the medieval world as possible. Metaphysics and mystery plays, prayers and pilgrimages, Cathars and cathedrals-all these and many more disparate sources taken together reveal a society deeply engaged with angels on all its levels and in some unlikely ways.
This study of angelology discusses the origin, nature, activities, and destiny of angels—all based on solid, biblical teaching assuring readers that they are not alone in this world. The interest in angels has never been greater. But with so much speculation and misinformation out there, how can readers separate truth from fiction? This study of angelology discusses the origin, nature, activities, and destiny of angels—all based on solid, biblical teaching. While comprehensive in scope and biblical in foundation, this book is easy to read and understand. This fascinating and informative book assures readers that they are not alone in this world.
Are you sure you really know? How do you know? Information on angels and demons is rampant today, but much of it is anything but trustworthy. Sense and Nonsense about Angels and Demons helps you cut through the clutter to see what the Bible actually reveals about spiritual beings both good and evil. Learn about• the fascinating history of “angelology”• what an angel is—and isn’t• what angels do and why• what angels may look like at the rare times when they appear• the “Angel of the Lord”: when an angel is more than an angel• the devil and his angels• the origins of Satan: what the Bible really says
Popular writer, poet, pastor, and international tour-guide leader Herb Brokering offers fresh glimpses of God and God's heavenly messengers. Drawn from his conversations with young children, Brokering begins each devotion by describing a child's drawing of angels. From those pictures and the children's comments, he spins exciting new insights about our relationship with God.
THE STORY: The scene is French Guiana, a region where on Christmas day the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. Three convicts are employed as roofers by a family, whose roof is in desperate need of maintenance. On the way from France
Angels: A Story about Fannie &Freddie, the President, Blackmail and Murder THE NOVEL THAT SAYS GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL... NO MATTER WHO LIVES IN THE WHITE HOUSE Matt Davidson's real estate company is being taken down by the busted housing bubble and the economic crisis of 2009. As a prayerful believer and ordinary family man, Matt has prayed for help to survive the economic downturn and he is given a gift that lets him see into the spiritual world. The gift is the ability to see angels and demons on earth. He can see them in the world, on television and in photography. Matt sees patterns of demonic activity around certain politicians, some more than others. He prays to find out why and for what purpose he has been given this ability. This leads him on a spiritual mission and he is shown where evil forces lie in the highest offices in American government. Matt is used, with the help and protection of angels, to reveal an Iranian plot to control the American presidency. Matt remains faithful and with the help of a fellow believer friend, they go to "seek out" the one who is revealed to him to be at the center of the plan. Fast paced, romantic, political, intense, funny, tender, dark and spiritual. John C. Bieber takes the reader from modern day Valley Forge, to the New Jersey shore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Paris, Monte Carlo, on board Air Force One, Detroit, Tehran, New York City and into the White House. The momentum builds and builds to a dramatic conclusion. Start reading this book when you have some time, because - You will not be able to put it down!
In Angels, Butterflies & Dragons # 3, Donna L. Armstrong continues to weave pictures of her journey by sharing her beliefs along with the people inher life. Inside the book: "The Daughters Keeper, this author went beyond the scope with this extraordinary gift, written from the depths of her soul. The LoveLetter gives us a glimpse of the love and compassion she has for her husband. The Tale of the Talking Shoes will have you roaring with laughter.Thegreatest of all are; My Cultural Heritage which offers shared beliefs, traditions passed down by divine women in her family. The Sacred Treasure a cabdriver transformed by the mystery of an angel."
Fall of the Angels focuses on a biblical tradition whose significance has been recognised, elaborated and explored in literature and art outside the Bible. Its extensive influence on religion and culture during the last two millenia is reflected in the wide variety of interpretations of this tradition among communities as they came to terms with religious identity in the face of opposition.
This is the biography of three of the most fascinating personalities of Civil War America. They were Salmon P. Chase, Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, a man obsessed with the ambition to become President; Chase’s daughter Kate, who was Washington’s reigning beauty and America’s most influential political hostess; and Kate’s husband William Sprague, the young millionaire Senator from Rhode Island. Chase was a man of talent, even of potential greatness. This classic figure of a statesman had fought his way up through the jungle of mid-nineteenth-century American politics to a place of leadership. He was among the most powerful spokesmen of the uncompromising Radical wing of the Republican Party. Chase was bitterly disappointed when the Republican convention of 1860 passed him by, deciding in favor of a compromise candidate, Abraham Lincoln. He was determined that 1864 would not see him unsuccessful again. With his portrait engraved on the nation’s greenbacks, his name and face were continuously before the country.
Initiate yourself into one of the most enriching and powerful systems of magick anywhere. The Angels'? Message to Humanity presents a radical, new system of 88 graded paths based on mandalas created from the five Enochian tablets. Incorporating ritual magick, creative visualization, yoga, and mantras, nothing apart from this book is needed for these initiations. The revised pathworking rituals in The Angels'? Message to Humanity allow a magician to fully explore the Enochian system of magick, alone or with others. Explore alternative methods of skrying and ritually working with the Watchtowers. Build the Enochian Cube as a powerful, three-dimensional model of the magickal universe through advanced pathworking rituals. Geared to the intermediate or advanced magickal student, this book is divided into easy-to-read text and endnotes containing helpful references and technical information, as well as 121 illustrations and 8 color plates. This is a Print-on-Demand title. Please allow an additional 2-3 days for delivery