From the beginning of time, angels have played a significant role in Christianity and other western religions. Although, they are often seen as the supporting players in the scripture, they are an essential character to the nature of the stories mentioned in these scriptures. Therefore angels still play a significant role in Christianity and portray the character of a multifaceted and multidimensional divine being around the world (Patella 59). This development of the role of angels in the Christian Tradition doesn’t only have an impact through the stories read in the scriptures or from the portrayal of Angels in Christmas decoration or Christian movies, but they also serve an important purpose to Christianity (Patella 59). They are the spiritual beings created by God in order to serve and spread the word of God and represent peace and holiness to the humanity. In this following research essay, I will talk about what are Angels, their development and history in Christianity, the role and appearance of angels, and why I believe they are an important character to the understanding of Christianity.What are Angels?
Typically angels are seen to emerge from the Western religions. This indicates that angels belong to religions where there is a belief in one God, but there are spiritual servants, messengers, courtiers, soldiers, etc. who serve God (Jones 37). Angels serve a role within the created order and plan of God. All the western religions including Christianity believe that angels are spiritual creatures (Jones 37). It is said that among with creating the world and everything else in it, God also created the angels. There is however confusion about exactly when these angels were created (Jones 38). It is believed in the wester…
…stianity, but also have an influence in other cultures and society. Apart from representing the history and the notion of love towards God, they are a symbol of positivity in the modern society. Although, it is hard to know completely about whether the existence of angels is real or not, their role of a positive role model and archetypal image in the world is significantly influential and memorable. Therefore I believe that angels play an important role not only through their history and understanding of religions, but also through how they are represented and viewed in the modern contemporary world.
Jones, David. Angels: A History. New York, United States: Oxford University Press, 2010. Print.
Patella, Michael. Angels and Demons: A Christian Primer of the Spiritual World. Minnesota, UnitedStates: Liturgical Press, 2012. Print.