Angels: Who or What Are They?

Are they beings of spirit or flesh?

Choirs of Angels (detail), Annunciation to the Virgin, by Francesco Botticini — Credit

I’d like to talk to you about angels. According to Christian angelology, there are nine sorts of angels. For the purposes of this article, we are going to limit ourselves to the angels found in the book of Genesis.

During the middle ages, Christians believed in something called the Great Chain of Being. This was a hierarchy…



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