Format: Paperback – 148 x 210 mm
Extent: 222 pages
Artwork: b/w illustrations
The Doctrine of Angels is an account of the Christian belief in angels from the earliest records of the Christian religion and which continued without any significant disruption throughout the life of succeeding generations of the Church. It is a belief reflected in the literature, architecture and folklore of the Church.
The Doctrine of Angels is concerned with the traditional Christian doctrine of angels rather than with the multitude of myths and legends that have amassed over the course of time concerning them. It provides the reader with an insight to this area of the spiritual life that since the Enlightenment has been increasingly marginalized by the Church at large, much to its obvious detriment.
The author, the late Edward Langton (1886 – 1965), presents the concept of ‘angels’ firmly within its historical context, whilst avoiding the fanciful ideas of the nineteenth century phantasy world so prevalent today. He was one of the most enlightened authorities of his generation in this specialised area of research, and his books are an outstanding source of accurate information on the subject of both demonology and Angelology. One of Langton’s notable characteristics was his enthusiastic pursuit of knowledge. After the First World War (1914-19) he became a student at London University, where he acquired his B.D. Degree, followed shortly afterwards by a B.D. (Hons). Some years later he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) for a thesis on the general subject of “The Doctrine of Good and Evil Spirits”.