Recent theologians have dwelt on dry questions about the nature of the angels, but the early Fathers of the Church, with the memory of Jesus fresh in their minds (and of the angels of whom He spoke often) were fascinated with the energetic action of the angels among men and the ways in which the angels have carried out that mission from the instant of Creation through the time of Jesus; and how they will continue their work even unto the end of time.
From the works of these early Fathers of the Church, the late French Cardinal Jean Daniélou has drawn forth threads of knowledge and wisdom which he has here woven into a lucid and bright tapestry that shows us who the ministering angels really are, and how—in every instant and in every way—they are working for your salvation and mine.
Here you’ll find no sentimental cherubs: the Fathers knew that majesty and power cloak actual angels, which is why God gave them the formidable tasks of shepherding not only souls, but entire nations, and the motions of the entire material universe itself.
Open these pages to meet the glorious angels as they were known by the Church’s greatest saints and theologians: Origen and Eusebius, and Sts. Basil, Ambrose, Methodius, Gregory of Nyssa, Clement of Alexandria, and John Chrysostom (among others).
Soon you, too, will find yourself on familiar terms with the angels, and they’ll begin to play in your life the larger role that God intends them to play.
|By:||D (Chicago, December 29, 2010)|
|Review:||I wanted to learn more about the church's teaching on angels. This book was it! Best Uses: Enlightenment; Pros: Interesting, Real truths, Revealing|
|By:||Hubcap in NC mountains (Western NC, October 24, 2010)|
|Review:||Since it was not what i expected, I found it boring. Best Uses: Donated to church library; Cons: I am not a student; Pros: Good resouces|
|By:||smogdew (Winter Haven, FL, October 22, 2010)|
|Review:||I bought the book for my husband - a new convert to the Church; he was mesmerized. When I read it, although I had retained some of my early years' education, there was much regarding angels that had slipped my mind. I so enjoyed it. Best Uses: New converts to the Churc; Pros: Much needed remedial read|