Written by a recognised authority on n-traditional religious movements, this resource is one of the most comprehensive books on angels and related topics currently available. More than 300 entries are included and drawn from multiple religions, such as Christianity, Islam, and Hindu traditions, as well as from pop culture. A variety of angel topics are discussed, including celebrity angels, classifications of angels, obscure angels still waiting for their big break, guardian angels, fallen angels, Anaheim angels, biblical figures associated with angels, angels in art and architecture, and angels in the media and literature. Angels are also discussed in terms of the occult and metaphysics, with entries on UFOs, fairies, and witches.
James R. Lewis is a recognized authority on cults and religion and a professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of The Astrology Book, Doomsday Prophecies: A Complete Guide to the End of the World, The Dream Encyclopedia, Legitimating New Religions, Odd Gods: New Religions and the Cult Controversy, and The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. Evelyn Dorothy Oliver holds a doctorate in divinity. They both live in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.