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The Meanings of Angels

Richard Sowerby

in Angels in Early Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198785378
eISBN:
9780191827303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785378.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

Since angels were believed to live in a state of heavenly bliss far superior to earthly life, a number of late antique and early medieval churchmen advised their congregations to take angels as role ... More


Introduction

Richard Sowerby

in Angels in Early Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198785378
eISBN:
9780191827303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785378.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

This introductory chapter argues that early medieval ideas about angels have been wrongly overlooked as a source for the religious culture of the early Middle Ages. Although they have seemed to ... More


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