From Gabriel to Lucifer: A Cultural History of Angels. London, L. B. Tauris, 2013. PP. xv + 272 £85.If the reader wants one book that will cover the phenomena of angels from a to z, this is the one to pick up and read, over and over again. It belongs with other books that one keeps ready for quick reference, especially after a first perusal that acquaints one with its contents. Rees’s book divides neatly into two parts; the first three chapters provide an overview of the history and the other nine circle around specific attributes and curiosities. Rees deftly indicates her method of inquiry, an examination of the relevant material, the ambiguities of the evidence, familiarity with the cultural contexts, and analysis of what has been said and written about angels over the course of millennia. She thus starts with a nod to the ethnographers and psychologists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to situate how contemporary concerns still allow for an interest in angels, whether as signs of culturally distinct modes of thought or of unconscious or preconscious archetypes of Jungian variety. Angels have over the ages had two major functions, messenger or minister, and Rees’s charge
International Journal of the Platonic Tradition – Brill
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