The Doctrine of Angels

THE DOCTRINE OF ANGELS by Edward Langton

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The Doctrine of Angels is an account of the Christian belief in angels, a belief which continued without any significant disruption throughout history, it is a belief reflected in the literature, architecture and folklore of the Church that was gradually rejected in the post-Enlightenment era by an increasingly secular Church Administration, and is now treated as a ‘dead theological category’. Consequently, the spiritual realm is today an area of interest generally associated either with scholars, or with eccentrics populating the fringes of our society.

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ISBN:  978-1-910216-16-3

Format: Paperback – 148 x 210 mm

Extent: 222 pages

Artwork: b/w illustrations

Price: £12.50

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”.

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