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Introduction

in The Devil

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Spirituality and Religious Experience. 5688 words.

The ‘Introduction’ explores the Devil's identity. Is he the evil in all of us? Or a metaphor for pain and destruction? In the Judaeo-Christian tradition, he is a living being who...

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Ministering spirits

David Albert Jones.

in Angels

October 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Spirituality and Religious Experience. 3364 words.

‘Ministering spirits’ relates the story of Archangel Raphael to the image of an angel. Why is the story of Raphael as told in the book of Tobit not in some Bibles? It finds a place in Roman...

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Picturing angels

David Albert Jones.

in Angels

October 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Spirituality and Religious Experience. 5413 words.

‘Picturing angels’ looks at the development of angels in art as a whole and religious art through history. The traditional depiction of angles has been largely shaped by Christian artists....

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A short history of Satan

in The Devil

May 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Spirituality and Religious Experience. 8432 words.

‘A short history of Satan’ traces the history of the Christian Devil from the New Testament, through the Middle Ages and Reformation, to his significance today. The Devil who confronts...

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What is an angel?

David Albert Jones.

in Angels

October 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Spirituality and Religious Experience. 4091 words.

Angels are not gods, they are spiritual servants of a single Creator. Some historians argue that belief in angels represents a compromise with polytheism. There is a common agreement that...

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Wrestling with angels

David Albert Jones.

in Angels

October 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Spirituality and Religious Experience. 2099 words.

The title ‘wrestling with angels’ has been adopted for several collections of poems and short stories, and other diverse works. Such works of art and literature depict a spiritual struggle...

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