Saturday, December 17, 2011
Classic study of Thomas Aquinas with an excellent chapter on his Angelology
Highly readable introduction to philosophical issues in medieval angelology.
Collection of Books of Enoch, source of much visionary and esoteric angelology.
Scholarly analysis of ancient+medieval reception/interpretation of Enoch literature.
Most diverse collection of angel illustrations by a scholar of esoteric Islam.
Groundbreaking study of influence of Platonism of Dionysius, who invented angelology as we know it, on Thomas Aquinas
Readable survey of medieval angelology, but doesn't treat Renaissance Magic fairly.
Dense, scholarly essays on angels in medieval philosophy through a modern lens.
Ancient Angels in Greco-Roman religion - reviewed here
Friday, December 2, 2011
Two counts of the name of Pico della Mirandola — Giovanni, and Giovanni Francesco, his nephew — were influential rather by virtue of their marked personality and their originality; the elder propounded nine hundred theses, fifty-five of which were taken from Proclus, and invited philosophers one and all to a solemn. discussion of the same; he also in princely fashion undertook to pay the travelling expenses of those at a distance.