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Intermediary Beings
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Intermediary Beings I: Antiquity

1. Introduction

The belief in angels, demons and other intermediary beings has become an important aspect of Western religious thought and imagination, in mainstream Christianity as well as in esoteric currents. Its emergence was mainly the result of the combination of Greek and Jewish ideas about good and evil spiri…

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Broek, Roelof van den, Fanger, Claire, Brach, Jean-Pierre and Hanegraaff, Wouter J., “Intermediary Beings”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 24 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_179>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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