A gathering of angels

by MargĖolies, Morris B.

Format: Print Book 1994
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Non Fiction 235 Mar
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  235 Mar
 
 
Summary
A Gathering of Angels: Angels in Jewish Life and Literature looks at Jewish history in a unique way through the eyes of angels. A rabbi and a scholar, Morris B. Margolies pores through nearly three thousand years of literature and lore in an enlightening exploration of the angels, who shape and reflect Jewish beliefs, hopes, and fears.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Angels are big--very big--right at the moment. As a testament to this sweeping assault on our predominantly secular pop culture, an angel recently appeared on the cover of Newsweek. Margolies' small-format, airily designed volume looks like another product fresh off the angel assembly-line--the checkout-counter gift book. But appearances can deceive, especially where angels are concerned. For example, most books about angels deal with the Christian variety, but Margolies focuses on Jewish angels. No mere collection of angelic trivia, the book supplies a wealth of solid historical information and is written in an almost scholarly manner, whether the topic is angels in antiquity, in literature and mysticism, or throughout Jewish history. Margolies even extends his range beyond benevolent angels, offering a provocative discussion of Satan and his band of lost angels. A thoughtful, fascinating look at a hot topic. ~--Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Angels.
Angels in literature.
Angels -- Judaism.
Publisher New York :Ballantine Books,1994
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Angels in Jewish life and literature.
Language English
Notes Subtitle on cover: Angels in Jewish life and literature.
Description xiii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-273).
ISBN 0345381041 :
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