By Jean Danielou
From St. Augustine to John Henry Newman, the best one of the saints and males of God have lived on regularly occurring 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 on 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 usually) have been occupied with the lively motion of the angels between males and the ways that the angels have conducted that venture from the moment of construction in the course of the time of Jesus; and the way they're going to proceed their paintings even unto the tip of time.
From the works of those early Fathers of the Church, the overdue French Cardinal Jean Daniélou has drawn forth threads of data and knowledge which he has right here woven right into a lucid and vivid tapestry that indicates us who the ministering angels particularly are, and how—in each rapid and in each way—they are operating to your salvation and mine.
Here you’ll locate no sentimental cherubs: the Fathers knew that majesty and tool cloak genuine angels, that's why God gave them the bold projects of shepherding not just souls, yet complete countries, and the motions of the whole fabric universe itself.
Open those pages to fulfill the fantastic angels as they have been identified via 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 standard phrases with the angels, and they’ll start to play on your existence the bigger function that God intends them to play.
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