Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture – The Fiery & the Fallen III
|Event Type||Free Programs, Adults|
|Date||Wednesday, October 25, 2017|
|Time||6:00pm - 8:00pm (2h)|
Guest Lecturer, Dr. Justin Sledge
After first introducing the earliest origins of angels and demons in the ancient near east, then turning to their flowering during the Second Temple Period, the third lecture from Dr. Justin Sledge will discuss the medieval and early modern worlds of angels and demons in Europe. This period tips the balance between a world filled to the brim with angelic and demonic creatures and the increasing disenchantment of such entities as the “new science” emerges in the 15th century. Dr. Sledge will discuss the rise of stable angelic hierarchies, the invention and use of ceremonial magic to invoke and manipulate these entities, the standardization of exorcism practices, and the eventual twilight and afterlife of angels and demons in our world.
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