Synopses & Reviews
Explores the extensive landscape of angels in medieval Christian devotion.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-363) and index.
Table of Contents
The ways of angels -- Organization and emphasis -- Themes in angelic spirituality -- Conclusion: why angels now? -- Selections from City of God / Augustine of Hippo -- Forty homilies on the gospels, homily 34 / Gregory the Great -- Sermons on Psalm 90, "He who dwells" (in the shelter of the most high) / Bernard of Clairvaux -- On the six wings of the cherubim / Hugh of St. Victor/Anonymous -- Sermons on the holy angels / Umilta of Faenza -- Commentary on the Celestial hierarchy of Saint Dionysius / John Scotus Eriugena -- Commentary on the Celestial hierarchy of Saint Dionysius the Areopagite / Hugh of St. Victor -- Treatise on the Angelic heirarchy / Alan of Lille -- Extract on the Celestial hierarchy ; Prologue to the third commentary on the Song of songs / Thomas Gallus.