No Ordinary Angel
Celestial Spirits and Christian Claims About Jesus
By (author) Susan R. Garrett
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No Ordinary Angel by Susan R. Garrett
Book DescriptionIn this provocative, intelligent, and highly original addition to the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library, Susan R. Garrett argues that angel talk has never been merely about angels. Rather, from ancient times until the present, talk about angels has served as a vehicle for reflection on other fundamental life questions, including the nature of God's presence and intervention in the world, the existence and meaning of evil, and the fate of humans after death. In No Ordinary Angel, Garrett examines how biblical and other ancient authors addressed such questions through their portrayals of angels. She compares the ancient angel talk to popular depictions of angels today and considers how the ancient and modern portraits of angels relate to Christian claims about Jesus. No Ordinary Angel offers important insights into the development of angelology, the origins of Christology, and popular Western spirituality ranging from fundamentalist to New Age. In doing so, it provokes stimulating theological reflection on key existential questions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300140958
(235mm x 156mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Susan R. Garrett
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Susan Garrett focuses on the theme of the temptation and testing of Jesus, as reflected in the Gospel of Mark, arguing that by his endurance Jesus opened up the path and provides the example for those who follow the "way of the Lord.
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Author Biography - Susan R. Garrett
Susan R. Garrett is professor of New Testament, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She is coordinator of the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.
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