By Jean Danielou
From St. Augustine to John Henry Newman, the best one of the saints and males of God have lived on everyday phrases with the angels; and the Church has consistently accorded them a truly huge position in her theology.
Recent theologians have dwelt on dry questions about the character of the angels, however the early Fathers of the Church, with the reminiscence of Jesus clean of their minds (and of the angels of whom He spoke frequently) have been desirous about the full of life motion of the angels between males and the ways that the angels have conducted that challenge from the moment of production in the course of the time of Jesus; and the way they'll proceed their paintings even unto the top of time.
From the works of those early Fathers of the Church, the past due French Cardinal Jean Daniélou has drawn forth threads of information and knowledge which he has right here woven right into a lucid and vivid tapestry that exhibits us who the ministering angels fairly are, and how—in each rapid and in each way—they are operating in your salvation and mine.
Here you’ll locate no sentimental cherubs: the Fathers knew that majesty and gear cloak real angels, that is why God gave them the ambitious projects of shepherding not just souls, yet whole countries, and the motions of the full fabric universe itself.
Open those pages to fulfill the fantastic angels as they have been identified by way of the Church’s maximum saints and theologians: Origen and Eusebius, and Sts. Basil, Ambrose, Methodius, Gregory of Nyssa, Clement of Alexandria, and John Chrysostom (among others).
Soon you, too, will end up on conventional phrases with the angels, and they’ll start to play on your lifestyles the bigger position that God intends them to play.
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