Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know about Them? (Google eBook)

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Ignatius Press, 1995 - Religion - 157 pages
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In response to actual questions many people have asked him about angels & demons, well-known author and philosophy professor Peter Kreeft separates fact from fantasy and myth from reality as he answers 101 common questions about these spiritual beings. Based on a very popular college course he teaches on this subject, this book responds to the incredible amount of interest in angelic beings and attempts to clear up some of the misinformation abounding in numerous books today on what we really know about these mysterious spirits.
  

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Review: Angels (and Demons): What Do We Really Know About Them?

User Review  - Cathy Thurkill - Christianbook.com

I so like and respect this teacher, author, apologist. This work is well thought out, without the prevelant pedestrian banter concerning this subject. Again, Mr. Kreeft will have you thinking ... Read full review

Review: Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know about Them?

User Review  - Jacque - Goodreads

Enjoyable, but I expected more references. There were quite a few statements that sounded suspiciously like opinions, and I never saw the background or reasoning behind them. Interesting start to studying angelology. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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OK so Im browsing through this book and wondering
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Why are there so many angel books around lately?
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Why are angels fascinating?
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What difference does it make whether you believe in angels
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Are you an expert on angels?
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How do you know anything about angels? Isnt it all
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Can you prove the reality of the supernatural?
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Could angels be extraterrestrials?
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Were the many gods worshipped by all ancient peoples except the Jews really angels?
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How do you know if you are seeing an angel?
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Do angels have a special connection with the sea?
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Are angels especially connected with the stars?
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Do angels love? If not how can they be good without loving? If so how can they have emotions without having bodies or nerves?
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How many angels are there?
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Are angels eternal?
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Isn t the supernatural unscientific?
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Arc there any purely logical reasons for believing in angels apart from faith in the data in the Bible and peoples stories of meeting angels?
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Why cant there he a logical proof of the existence of angels?
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Are angels necessary?
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Why do people believe in angels?
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Why do many people think its stupid to believe in angels?
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What about the opposite believing not in God without angels but in angels without God?
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Can you be a Christian without believing in angels?
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Of what are angels made?
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Can you prove spirit exists? Can you prove materialism is untrue?
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What is this spirit of which angels are made?
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If angels have no bodies how can we ever see them?
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What have angels done in past history?
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Do we become angels after we die?
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Didnt Jesus say in the Bible Matthew 22 that we would be like the angels in heaven ?
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Do angels have different personalities?
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According to traditional angelology angels are supposed to form a hierarchy Why? Isnt this just a projection of medieval monarchical politics?
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Hierarchy and inequality among angels sound unjust and unfair Is God an elitist?
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Whats the most fascinating description of angels in literature? What do you most recommend that I read?
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Are angels involved in politics?
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Are angels comforting?
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What do angels do all day? Dont they get bored?
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How do angels just have insights?
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How do angels communicate with God?
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Where are angels? Where do they live?
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How do angels move?
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How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
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What do angels really look like?
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Are angels beautiful?
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Do angels have a sense of humor?
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Why did the medievals arrange angels into nine levels or
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Are there female angels?
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Why do women see angels more often than men do?
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Do we each have a guardian angel? Are our guardian angels aware of us right now?
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Can angels make us good?
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Do angels know our secret thoughts?
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How do angels affect our winds?
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Can angels go through doors and walls?
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Can angels cheer us up and make us happy?
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What are the different ways angels can affect us?
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Do angels ever raise or calm storms?
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Are the stories about rescues by angels true?
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What do other religions say about angels?
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Can we talk to angels?
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Are there ever angels m the outfield? Do angels ever account for the outcome of baseball games?
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What difference do guardian angels wake?
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Do demons or devils or evil spirits really exist?
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Isnt it psychologically unhealthy to believe in demons? Isnt this a regression to medieval fear superstition and witchhunting?
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What difference does belief in demons make?
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What can demons do?
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How did angels fall and become demons?
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When did this angelic fall happen?
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Explain the motivation for Satans fall Why would a wholly good angel choose to become a devil?
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What are some specific ways devils tempt and deceive us especially today? Please give me some detailed specific practical advice
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Can demons possess cats? What about computers?
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Is all spiritual warfare supernatural? Are demons our only enemies?
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What can I do to help fight this spiritual war?
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Can angels help us to win this war?
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A Short Course in Angelistic Philosophy
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A Snakebite Letter Sex and the Media
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What the New Catechism of the Catholic Church Says about Angels
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Angels and Demons in the Bible
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Bibliography
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Art Credits
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Peter J. Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham University) is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than fifty books, including The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Culture War and, with Ronald Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Apologetics.

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