About this book
A history of angels including prominent stories and speculations in several different religions, including Judaism, Islam and Christianity. It also explores how angels have been portrayed in art, literature and cinema.
What are angels? Where were they first encountered? Can we distinguish angels from gods, fairies, ghosts, and aliens? And why do they remain so popular? This Very Short Introduction investigates stories and speculations about angels in religions old and new, in art, literature, film, and the popular imagination.
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