Every Sunday Roman Catholics (like many other Christians) stand to profess our faith in God who created "all things visible and invisible." We confess our sins the presence of "all the angels and saints." We hear Scripture readings that tell stories of angelic interventions in history. There's a flip side, of course, to the angels. There are also the demons. In these lessons, we're going to meet some of the angels and demons featured in the Bible as distinct spiritual persons, with names and identities. We'll treat them like real people we would actually meet in our lives, because that's how they're portrayed in the Bible. Who are they? What do they do? And what do their names teach us about who they are? Throughout the course of this study, in addition to scripture, we will be drawing from Pope Blessed John Paul II's 1986 catechetical series on the angels, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Compendium of the Catechism and other official documents as well as consult the early Church Fathers.
About the Author
Mike Aquilina is author or editor of more than thirty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He is co-host, with Scott Hahn, of eight series that air on EWTN. Mike’s career in publishing spans almost three decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad. In 2011 he was a featured presenter of the U.S. Bishops’ Diocesan Educational/Catechetical Leadership Institute, an online formation program co-sponsored with the National Catholic Education Association and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He also wrote the USCCB’stheological reflection for Catechetical Sunday in 2011. Mike is also a poet and song lyricist. His poems have been translated into Polish and Spanish and have appeared in First Things, Plains Poetry Journal, Catholic Digest, and elsewhere. His songs have been recorded by Grammy Award-winner Dion DiMucci.
Richard H. Bulzacchelli, S.T.D. is Associate Professor of Theology at Aquinas College, in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He took his B.A. in philosophy at Saint Vincent College, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, before moving on to an M.A. in Christian philosophy at Marquette University, and an M.A. in religious studies at Providence College. He then continued his academic formation with the S.T.L. in systematic theology, which he received from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (the Dominican House of Studies) in Washington, DC. Dr. Bulzacchelli completed his training at the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio, taking the S.T.D. with a specialization in Mariology and concentrations in theological anthropology and the thought of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II. His most recent book is “Elohim Created”: A New Look at the First Creation Narrative.
Item No: SS0330 (Grouped)
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
Catholic Scripture Study International
Publication Date: 2013