Wrestling the Angel

Wrestling the Angel PDF Author: Terryl L. Givens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199394245
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 480

Book Description
In this first volume of his magisterial study of the foundations of Mormon thought and practice, Terryl L. Givens offers a sweeping account of Mormon belief from its founding to the present day. Situating the relatively new movement in the context of the Christian tradition, he reveals that Mormonism continues to change and grow. Givens shows that despite Mormonism's origins in a biblical culture strongly influenced by nineteenth-century Restorationist thought, which advocated a return to the Christianity of the early Church, the new movement diverges radically from the Christianity of the creeds. Mormonism proposes its own cosmology and metaphysics, in which human identity is rooted in a premortal world as eternal as God. Mormons view mortal life as an enlightening ascent rather than a catastrophic fall, and reject traditional Christian concepts of human depravity and destiny. Popular fascination with Mormonism's social innovations, such as polygamy and communalism, and its supernatural and esoteric elements-angels, gold plates, seer stones, a New World Garden of Eden, and sacred undergarments-have long overshadowed the fact that it is the most enduring and even thriving product of the nineteenth century's religious upheavals and innovations. Wrestling the Angel traces the essential contours of Mormon thought from the time of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young to the contemporary LDS church, illuminating both the seminal influence of the founding generation of Mormon thinkers and the significant developments in the church over almost 200 years. The most comprehensive account of the development of Mormon thought ever written, Wrestling the Angel will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the Mormon faith.

The Angel Babies Realm VI

The Angel Babies Realm VI PDF Author: Clive Alando Taylor
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504988701
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 100

Book Description
In this latest installment of the Angel Babies, which is also the last book in the series, we have now come to see that the developing narrative that has also come full circle, in by doing so, allows the story of the Angel Babies to come toward a unique conclusion in tying up any loose ends that have unfolded in the previous books of this ongoing saga. As such, this story is set within the Angeldom of the Empyreans, somewhere highly interconnected above and within the earthly sphere that we see how allegiances and friendships and relationships and family are all tied up in love and courage and honor and duty and hope and faith and belief.


PREY FOR THE ANGEL PDF Author: Anthony E. Williams
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493120018
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 248

Book Description
Herschel the Archangel is a systematical killing machine who preys on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's most venomous criminals. The news media dubbed his brutal crimes The Ten Murders-which is due to the 10mm he used to annihilate his first three victims- and the end of his reign of terror lies on the shoulders of three quality felon-hunters from Pittsburgh Homicide: Sgt. Desmond 8rently, and Detectives Christian Abnen and Marion Dean. Clues from crime scenes and statements from witnesses and one of Herschel's surviving targets assist the three investigators in their search for an ending to The Ten Murders, and the opposition that they face poses a threat to their lives. PREY FOR THE ANGEL will take you on a ride that'll captivate your attention and keep you guessing.

Behind the Angel of History

Behind the Angel of History PDF Author: Annie Bourneuf
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226816702
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 160

Book Description
"This short book offers a dazzling new interpretation of Paul Klee's most famous work: his Angelus Novus (1920), which was purchased by Walter Benjamin and became the model for his Angel of History, a figure saturated with Jewish mysticism that he introduces in his "Theses on the Philosophy of History." In 2014 the celebrated American artist R. H. Quaytman made a surprising discovery about Klee's work when she examined it at the Jewish Museum in Israel. She realized that Klee had carefully pasted the Angelus down over another image, a face, leaving just a finger's breadth of it showing. Through forensic science and lots of sleuthing it was determined that face belonged to Martin Luther. Behind the Angel of History tells the story of how Quaytman solved the mystery of who lurks behind Klee's angel. It then plunges into questions about why a face long hidden beneath another picture might matter. The book travels through a tangle of loaded conversations among images-from Klee's Angelus to Benjamin's own drawing of a crucified angel, from Klee's Angelus to Quaytman's own layered panels meditating on its secret"--

The Angel at the Gate

The Angel at the Gate PDF Author: Wilson Harris
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571302092
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 124

Book Description
'What [Wilson] Harris is doing is to extend the boundaries of our very conception of fiction.' Robert Nye. First published in 1982, The Angel at the Gate is offered to readers as Wilson Harris's analysis and interpretation of the 'automatic writing' of 'Mary Stella Holiday': an assumed name for the secretary and patient of the late Father Joseph Marsden. 'Mary suffered from a physical and nervous malaise as The Angel at the Gate makes clear. Through Marsden - the medical care he arranged for her and the sessions he provided in Angel Inn which gave scope to her 'automatic talents' - that illness became a catalyst of compassion through which she penetrated layers of social and psychical deprivation to create a remarkable fictional life for 'Stella' (apart from 'Mary') in order to unravel the thread that runs through a diversity of association in past and present 'fictional lives.'' (From Harris's introductory 'Note.')

Falling for an Angel

Falling for an Angel PDF Author: Laura Prior
Publisher: Kyle Scott
ISBN: 1484128486
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300

Book Description
When a mysterious stranger enters Jasmine's life with tales of Angels and Demons she refuses to listen to his warnings. Having been raised with dishonesty and treachery she is under no illusion of the realities of human existance. Abandoned by her family and betrayed by her friends she finds this latest twist in her life too much to handle and spirals out of control. Zach is an ancient warrior Angel. To his disgust he has been sent to guard Jasmine from the beasts that hunt her. Perplexed by her volatile human nature he struggles to control her and make her recognize the signs of the mystical world around her. Is it possible for two such dissimilar individuals to unite against the evil stalking them? Or will the tension between them explode - leaving catastrophic repercussions?

The Necessary Angel

The Necessary Angel PDF Author: Massimo Cacciari
Publisher: State University of New York Press
ISBN: 0791498247
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 140

Book Description

Angel Power

Angel Power PDF Author: Janice T. Connell
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0804181047
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 352

Book Description
"There are many angels, maybe as many as the stars in the sky . . . ." And every single one of these precious beings offers the world unique blessings. ANGEL POWER describes the special tasks and responsibilities of each of the Nine Choirs of Angels. The Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones are angels of goodness, love, and wisdom. The Angels of Dominion are angels of leadership. From the Virtue Angels flow miracles of healing, comfort, and peace. The Power Angels are special warriors against evil and defenders of goodness. The Principalities, Archangels, and Angels administer our planet. By illuminating each Choir's special powers, the author enables us more easily to draw upon its particular, radiant light. Weaving her own personal angel experiences together with angel prayers and with true angel stories she has been told, the author teaches us to open ourselves to angelic guidance, support, and protection. Her book spreads before us a dazzling and profoundly reassuring prospect of angel power at work -- a vision so beautiful and potent that those who experience it feel they know heaven on earth.
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