1. Angels & Demons: A Patristic Perspective[1900]

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    Author: Harry Boosalis
    Publisher: St. Tikhon's Monastery Press
    Year: 2016
    Cover: Paperback
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    Number of Pages: 105
    Format: 8.5 x 5.5 in
    ISBN: 978-0-9974718-0-9

    Description:

    Dr. Harry Boosalis, in this concise text, presents us with the Scriptural and Patristic teaching of the Church on the heavenly hosts of angels, the devil and his demons, and the enigma of evil.

    He offers a rich deposit of Tradition in simplified language, in a clear and concise style, but with an extensive body of scholarly documentation in the footnotes.

    This book is invaluable to our understanding of our faith, essential in our spiritual struggle, and so helpful in drawing us closer to Christ. It reads easily, as if the professor were speaking to us in person.

    Professor Boosalis takes a very rich and complex tradition and makes it understandable, offering us hope from what we learn. Reading this book is frightful yet reassuring, a journey and a joy.

    Content:

    Part one: Holy Angels

    Introduction

    The Celestial Hierarchy

    Angelic Time

    Appearances of angels

    Angelic Bodies

    Angelic Natures

    Angelic Freedom

    Angels and Eternal Progress

    Angels and Orthodox Liturgical Worship

    Guardian Angels

    Conclusion

    Part Two: Demons

    Introduction

    Satan's Pride

    Satan's Envy of Man

    Demonic Power

    The Gadarene Demoniac

    Limits of Demonic Power

    Tactics of demons: Intrusive Thoughts

    Tactics of demons: Spiritual Delusion

    Conclusion: Christ the Conqueror

    Part three: Enigma of Evil

    Introduction

    Why Does Evil Exist?

    Evil does not exist

    Evil, Sin, and Suffering

    Evil and Death

    Epilogue: The Battle Against Cosmic Evil