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Angels and Us: Perjumpaan dengan Malaikat

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Mortimer Adler has always been ahead of his time. In 1982, before the current revival of interest in angels, Dr. Adler published "The Angels and Us", an engaging look at the various images and hierarchies of angels (including guardian angels). Dr. Adler, the bestselling author of "Ten Philosophical Mistakes", "Aristotle for Everybody", and "The Great Ideas", speculates on ...more
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Paul
This short philosophical text examines the idea of angels from different points of view, and shows why angels matter--whether we believe in them or not.

In the preface to this book, published when the author was 79, Mortimer J. Adler describes the reception he got from the publisher and the editor-in-chief of the Great Books of the Western World when, in 1945, he submitted his final list of the 102 Great Ideas of Western civilization. At the top of the alphabetical list was Angel, and the publish
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Mar 11, 2015 Greg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book of philosophy about the possibility that angels exist. If they do exist, then what kind of being must they be? Mortimer J. Adler was a very serious scholar, and so his contribution to this question cannot be discounted. His aim is ambitious. “I claim for it more than that. I will try to show that angels are the most fascinating of all such objects of fantasy and thought because, unlike all other forms of superhuman intelligence that fall short of the infinite power of a divine int ...more
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Jun 23, 2013 Matthew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As would be expected of Mr Adler, a very readable but serious examination of the possibility of angels. The book is structured in a bifurcated fashion. Just as St Thomas approaches the same theological ideas via the different roads of Revelation and Reason via his Summa Theologiae and Summa Contra Gentiles so Adler looks at the reality of Angels via the implications of various religious traditions in the first half of his book and in the second, what can be said of them philosophically, from Rea ...more
Greg Kemble
A philosophical treatise on angels, identifying what the theologian can assert versus what a philosopher can surmise--and seeking to use those insights to clarify what it means to be human (i.e., not angels ourselves).
Suzi Martin
I quit reading this book because it was more like a book that I would read for a college philosphy class. It was difficult for me to follow along and I lost interest quickly so I decided that it was time to set it aside and read something else.
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Mortimer Jerome Adler was an American educator, philosopher, and popular author. As a philosopher he worked with Aristotelian and Thomistic thought. He lived for the longest stretches in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and San Mateo. He worked for Columbia University, the University of Chicago, Encyclopædia Britannica, and Adler's own Institute for Philosophical Research.

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