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The Angels

First Universalists again join the Harvard Pluralism Project-recognized "transbelief reasoning dialogue" group, Secular Bible Study, to explore the influence of belief and non-belief on human history and society! Our 1stU-SBS Joint Meetup for May:

"The Angels"

Tuesdays, May 8 and May 22, 2012, 7:00-8:30 PM
First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, Cummins Room

Jesus and the apostles reportedly read texts that today are excluded from the Bible, but which led to the mythology of the Angels. Who were Lucifer, Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Metatron and the Old Testament Apocryphal prophet Enoch? What are the Spheres of Angels and the roles of the Seraphim, Cherubim, Ophanim, and Archangels? Who were the Nephilim, and what was their watery fate?

Frank Burton, Secular Bible Study Co-organizer, and philosopher & scientist
at the "U of M," will:

1. Present in Week 1 (May 8, 7-8:30pm) a PowerPoint show that historically surveys the angelic mythology of Old and New Testament Judeo-Christian and Kabbalist texts.

2. Moderate in Week 2 (May 22, 7-8:30pm) a 1stU-SBS dialogue about how the belief in angelic beings has influenced our social and literary mythology, history, society and belief in chance versus fate.

Don't miss 1stU and SBS's Joint Conversation on The Angels! RSVP "YES" today!

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  • Frank B.

    I had no idea what "7th Heaven" really was, until preparing to present 1 Enoch's old testament apocrypha about demonology and "angelology"! It was fun to survey for us such a fascinating and wide-ranging topic as the biblical angels, demons and "Fallen Watchers," which all began with the angels and demons of 1 Enoch (which the Essenes and early Church leaders considered canonical). In 2 weeks I'll replay this PPT show on autoplay (for any who missed Week I but might want to see the recap in Week II) while we share our personal views of how the concept of Angels, Demons and personal Guardian Angels has affected history, society and our personal lives.

    May 9, 2012

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