Encyclopedia of Angels, by Richard Webster
Llewellyn, 9780738714622, 262 pp., 2009
A few centuries ago this book would have been: a) invaluable; b) impossible to produce; and c) the result of years of painstaking research and writing in the scriptorium of some European monastery.
Of course, as an encyclopedia, it is intended primarily as a reference work and is not meant to be “read”. Consequently, my review is based on an overview of the work based on a number of entries with which I am familiar.
This is an extensive, though Continue reading