Angels: A History Hardcover – 25 Mar 2010
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Those interested in angels and seeking an informative and readable introduction will find this book quite valuable. (Expository Times)
This is an interesting little book. (Expository Times)
Small but perfectly formed volume...everyone should have this book. (Peter Brookesmith, Fortean Times)
If anybody should know about angels, it's this guy... a very intelligent but very accessibly history. (Kate Saunders, BBC Radio 2)
A colourful and comprehensive overview of our fascination with angels. (Peter Stamford, The Independent)
As a guide to the celestial realms, I would put my faith in him any day. (Peter Stamford, The Independent)
This is a good book. (Stephen Cave, Financial Times)
The first stop for anyone seriously interested in angels. (Christopher Howse, The Telegraph)
About the Author
Professor David Jones is the Academic Director in the School of Theology, Philosophy, and History at St Mary's University College, Twickenham. He has written three previous books, including 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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Top Customer Reviews
I was not disappointed. David Jones starts with a historical survey that precedes Christianity and even Judaism. He deals very fairly with Jewish, Islamic and Christian belief and record. (Again I was interested to learn more about the Islamic teaching on angels.) He also covers more recent centuries and their shifts in belief. There is reference to New Age imagery and to the sometimes emotional and highly partisan views of our own time.
For the small amount the book costs (I bought the Kindle edition) this really is an exceptionally good 'Short Introduction'. I recommended it to a friend who also had an interest. She downloaded it and praised it too.
If you want a brief, unbiased, knowledgeable book about angels I cannot believe you would do better than this, at any price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I suppose I should have seen this coming, but a thin book which is very thin on content. Not worth the fairly moderate price.Published 18 months ago by Mr Tim Baugh
Usual 'very short introductions quality. I learned a lot about what proved to be a very interesting and facinating subect.Published on 2 April 2013 by Mr Benjamin T Birch
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