Angelology

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm a researcher in the Catholic University of Portugal. I'm working on Angelology in Theology, Philosophy, Religious Studies (Religionswissenschaft) and Literature. I would like to share with you my studies and talk with people interested in Angelology too.

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    That is absolutely amazing, @Marcos Bazman ! I love angels but don't know too much about them haha.

    I've got a few questions:
    • Are there baby angels like in the cool-looking paintings? :P
    • St. Rafael the Archangel - any non-deuterocanonical scriptural evidence of his existence?
    • What do they look like. Men? Or oblate spheres with many eyes? Heard both.
    Thanks for joining!
     
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    Dear Thomas
    Thank you for your interest.

    The angels' world is mysterious for everyone and I never had a mystic experience like some saints, but something about them we can know throught the Revelation and philosophical speculation. It's very interesting because it's a border field in the human speculation. Unfortunately, Catholics don't pay actually much attention to it.

    Your questions:
    1- The baby angels appear in the baroque epoch when the faith in angels and the interest in angelology decreases. It was a humanistic time with few interest in the supernatural. So the baby angels were only decoration, useful only for esthetic purposes. If you look at the Bible you will never find baby angels. But in theory an angel can appear in a baby form.

    2- Raphael belongs to the Jewish tradition and you can find him too in Apocrypha of the inter testamentary time. But in our biblical canon you only find him in Tobit.

    3- Angels don't look like because they are spirits without shape. But when they appear (angelophany) usually they appear with human form to humans, but they can assume all forms that you can imagine.

    I hope that my answers increase your interest in angelology. Thank you!
     
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