Angels and Ministers of Grace

From the May 2009 Print Edition

No Ordinary Angel: Celestial Spirits and Christian Claims about Jesus by Susan R. Garrett Yale University Press, 333 pages, $30 When Gregory the Great arrived in heaven, according to Dante, he saw the seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels . . . . Continue Reading »

Hamlet in Purgatory

From the December 2001 Print Edition

Reviewed by Carol Zaleski This is a brilliant treatment of the history of Purgatory in England and its survivals and echoes throughout Shakespeare’s plays, above all Hamlet . The Hamlet who is in Purgatory is Hamlet Senior the ghost, not Hamlet Junior the prince; but the Purgatory that is in . . . . Continue Reading »