December 10, 2012

Briefing Outlines

I. Introduction
Angelic beings have been a major (we mean major!) subject of art, architecture, music and literature in Western Civilization, especially during the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Currently, angels are making a comeback.

A. The Current Popularity of Angels

  1. According to Time Magazine (12\27\93) 69% of Americans believe in angels. 46% believe in personal guardian angels. 32% say they have experienced the presence of angels. 76% of teenagers believe in angels.
  2.  Angels may be experiencing their greatest popularity since Medieval times.

Many books on angels have been and are on bestseller lists. Some of these books are: The Book of Angels, and Angel Letters, by Sophy Burnham; Do You Have a Guardian Angel?, by John Ronner; Ask Your Angel, by Alma Daniel, et al. (the most occultic); Messengers of Light, Guardians of Hope, by Terry Taylor; and Where Angels Walk, by Joan Anderson. Many national television specials have been aired with more scheduled. There are seminars on how to get in touch with your angel, national angel newsletters, and booming commercial sales of angel products.

To read the entire article, download the pdf here.

About Bill

Bill Crouse is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and has done graduate studies at the U. of Texas at Dallas in the History of Ideas. The ministry of C.I.M. is dedicated to defending the historic faith in a postmodern world.

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