What are angels? Many people believe in angels, but few can define these enigmatic spirits. Now visionary theologian Matthew Fox and acclaimed biologist Rupert Sheldrake - pioneers in modern religious thinking and scientific theory - launch a groundbreaking exploration into the ancient concept of the angel and restore dignity, meaning, and joy to the time-honored belief in these heavenly beings.
Angels constitute one of the most fundamental themes in human spiritual and religious experience. All cultures acknowledge the existence of spirits at levels beyond the human. In the West, we call them angels, but they go under different names in other traditions.
We are entering a new phase of both science and theology. Fox and Sheldrake explore many significant questions raised by both traditions about the existence and role of consciousness beyond the human level.
This dialog between Fox and Sheldrake concentrates on three giants of the Western tradition whose treatment of angels is particularly broad, deep, and influential. They are Dionysius the Areopagite, a Syrian monk whose classic work, The Celestial Hierarchies, was written in the sixth century; Hildegard of Bingen, a German abbess of the 12th century; and St. Thomas Aquinas, a philosopher-theologian of the 13th century.
Fox and Sheldrake have selected their most important and relevant passages about angels, and each is followed by a discussion exploring their meaning from both a theological and a scientific perspective.
©2014 Matthew Fox and Rupert Sheldrake (P)2015 Wetware Media
I was really looking forward to hearing this book and it's a good book but the narration lets it down. I have herd Rupert and Mathew talk on this subject on New Dimensions radio and they a great together. This narrator is clearly a pro and all things considered, he's great but please please get the authors to do it!
What I appreciate about Rupert is his simple lack of any particular belief. This is refreshing, and I think this is why he can so easily explore the "apparent" opposition between science/reason and spirit. Rupert appears to free of the need to be right, and instead returns to questions and enquiry as a substitute to fixed beliefs.
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"Enlightening and bold"
Recommended reading for the exploration of a new cosmology where science and spirituality take a grounded and practical expression on human behavior and vision nature.
I wish audible included more titles by Matthew Fox.
I am a big fan of Rupert Sheldrake, just wish the excerpts from historical sources were not so long.
After being impressed by Sheldrake's measured, well-thought-out book 'The Science Delusion' I thought I'd give this a go. What a mistake. Pseudo-religious claptrap batted back and forth, most of it making no sense whatsoever, all couched in a framework of unconditional belief in the unutterably absurd. This book has no redeeming aspects whatsoever, it is appalling.
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