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By Richard Sowerby

within the glossy international, angels can frequently appear to be not more than an emblem, yet within the center a while women and men suggestion another way. a few provided prayers meant to safe the angelic advice for the residing and the lifeless; others erected stone monuments carved with pictures of winged figures; and nonetheless others made angels the topic of poetic endeavour and theological scholarship. This wealth of fabric hasn't ever been absolutely explored, and used to be pushed aside as the
detritus of a superstitious age. Angels in Medieval England deals a distinct standpoint, through the use of angels as a prism wherein to check the altering non secular tradition of an unexpected age.

Focusing on one nook of medieval Europe which produced an abundance of fabric with regards to angels, Richard Sowerby investigates the best way that historic ideals approximately angels have been preserved and tailored in England through the Anglo-Saxon interval. among the 6th century and the 11th, the convictions of Anglo-Saxon women and men in regards to the international of the spirits underwent a steady transformation. This ebook is the 1st to discover that transformation, and to teach the ways that the Anglo-Saxons
tried to reconcile their spiritual inheritance with their very own views concerning the international, human nature, and God.

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