By James R. Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
Written by means of a famous authority on nontraditional spiritual movements, this resource is some of the most finished books on angels and similar themes presently to be had. greater than three hundred entries are integrated and drawn from a number of religions, comparable to Christianity, Islam, and Hindu traditions, in addition to from pop culture. A number of angel themes are mentioned, including celebrity angels, classifications of angels, vague angels nonetheless anticipating their vast holiday, dad or mum angels, fallen angels, Anaheim angels, biblical figures linked to angels, angels in artwork and architecture, and angels within the media and literature. Angels also are mentioned when it comes to the occult and metaphysics, with entries on UFOs, fairies, and witches.
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According to James M. Efird, the best conjecture seems to be that the thunders represent another cycle of judgment. He states that all numbers in Revelation are cycles of judgment and that had these thunders been enumerated they would have been essentially the same as the seven seals and the seven trumpets. Efird believes they are not recorded because “in apocalyptic literature there is almost always found the teaching that God shortens the time of suffering for the sake of the elect” (See Mark 13:20).
Asimov, Issac. Asimov’s Guide to the Bible: The Old and New Testament. Reprint. New York: Avenel Books, 1969. Efird, James M. Revelation for Today: An Apocalyptic Approach. Nashville: Abingdon, 1989. Henry, Matthew. Commentary on the Whole Bible. : Zondervan, 1960. Angels A to Z 17 A NGEL H AIR Angel Hair Angel hair is a peculiar and rare phenomenon involving strands or clumps of a substance falling from the sky. This phenomenon is often, but not always, associated with UFOs. Angel hair is frequently likened to spiderwebs.
Quest, 1990. Ray, Benjamin C. African Religions: Symbol, Ritual, and Community. : Prentice-Hall, 1976. Wilson, Peter Lamborn. Angels. New York: Pantheon Books, 1980. A HRIMAN (A NGRA M AINYU ) Ahriman (or Angra Mainyu) is the Zoroastrian Satan and the prototype of Satan for the Judeo-Christian-Islamic family of religions. The central theme of Zoroaster’s religious vision is the cosmic struggle between the god of light, Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord), and his angels and the god of darkness, Ahriman (Evil Spirit), and his demons.
Angels A to Z by James R. Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver