Angels, Demons and the Devil: Christian Belief and Experience
Date: May 2009
Duration: 5 hours 5 minutes
What does scripture, theology and experience teach us about angels and demons? Are they real or just the product of religious fantasy, superstition, and folklore?
Join Dominican scholar and leading expert Professor Woods through a fascinating and scholarly series on the origins of belief in good and bad angels and demons in the biblical tradition and other sources. You will find this course captivating and enlightening.
What are angels and demons? Do they really exist? Or are they emblems of some more obscure aspect of the universe? What, or who, is the devil? Why does he have so many names––Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub, and so on? Do Christians have to believe in angels and the devil? How much of it is considered to be divine revelation? How many people in fact believe in angels and demons?
Can people have real experiences of angels and demons? And, perhaps most urgently for people who tend to stay awake at night wondering about such things, how could an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving God allow things to go so wrong in the first place? What possible role does all this have in our understanding of God, Creation, and Redemption?
Now you can explore these questions and more while exploring their religious, theological, and spiritual significance.