Anonymous
Hello there! I really don't want to bother you with this but I was wondering if you knew any good books on the subject of angels? I need it for Art History class but I don't find any and I was curious as if you had any examples in mind. Thank you very much for your attention and I'm sorry for this message.

Hmmm. Well, I know of some good fictional stories about angels—His Dark Materials, A Wind in the Door, I’ve heard good things about Vinter’s Luck and the short story The Glory Days, plus things like Constantine, Wings of Desire (and City of Angels), The Prophecy, Legion, Supernatural…

When it comes to nonfiction—it’s a mixed bag. Some books, like dictionaries of angels or more “New Age-y” spiritual accounts aren’t terribly rooted in historical religious practices. They’re not imaginative either, to make up for it. I don’t know what kind of information you’re looking for, but I really love Ellen Muehlberger’s Angels in Late Ancient Christianity. If you’re looking for a history of angel art, or a single, steadied image of angels, I’m afraid you’re out of luck.

Does anyone else have suggestions?

  1. glintglimmergleam said: is the anon looking for a specifically catholic/christian perspective? i am casually researching jewish angelology and would also love recs if anyone has them…otherwise i can point towards certain jewish encyclopedia entries…
  2. seraphinavalko said: Fiction - Angelology. The descriptions in that are gorgeous.
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