St. Michael & All Angels

From: George Murphy (
Date: Sat Sep 28 2002 - 19:57:37 EDT

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    Tomorrow is the festival of St. Michael and All Angels in the Western church
    Preparation for this got me to thinking that it might provide a
    refreshing change of
    discussion topic from interminable debates about design, flood, &
    whether event X really
            If one believes that angelic beings in scripture are not
    simply literary devices
    or theological metaphors (though they are those things in some cases)
    then it's natural
    to ask how, as part of God's creation, their relationships with the
    physical world are
    to be understood. How would we talk about angels in the context of modern
    science-theology dialogue?
            Such a discussion should, of course, pay serious attention to
    what scripture
    does & does not enable us to say about angelic beings.

    George L. Murphy

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