05_Fallen Angels, Premium Content

As the very first sentence of Fr. Ripperger’s book Dominion, states, “Since the very nature of the spiritual battle is to engage fallen angels, it is necessary to discuss the nature of angels, their attributes, etc., since the fallen angels are still angels.”  

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What We Discussed | Show Notes

John of Damascus, An Exposition of the Orthodox Faith, Book II Chapters 3-4

Catholic Encyclopedia, Angels

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, First Part Question 108

Dionysius the Areopagite, The Celestial Hierarchy


Minutes 00:00-12:00 –  What it means that the fallen angels fell out of envy and pride (Wis 2:24, Job 41).

Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Evil is not a matter of dualism or yin and yang; the demons are inferior creatures and entirely subject to the will of God; the progression of a theology of evil in the Scriptures

Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Scriptural names and characteristics of evil; Leviathan, Rahab, and Babylonian and extra-biblical mythologies

Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Tolkein’s view of mythology and Scripture; John of Damascus “Concerning the Devil and Demons”


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