The Archangel Michael in Africa : history, cult, and persona / edited by Ingvild Sælid Gilhus, Alexandros Tsakos, and Marta Camilla Wright.
- London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2019.
xv, 246 pages ; 25 cm
- Michael (Archangel) -- Cult -- Africa.
Africa -- Religious life and customs.
- Part 1: On angels and Michael in Africa
The Archangel Michael in Africa: the African context / by Alexandros Tsakos (University of Bergen)
On the category of angels / by Ingvild Sælid Gilhus (University of Bergen)
Michael: persona and cult among African Christians / by Marta Camilla Wright (University of Bergen)
Part 2: The Archangel Michael in Coptic Egypt
Introduction: Christian Egypt / by Ingvild Sælid Gilhus (University of Bergen)
The Archangel Michael as psychopomp in Christian iconography in Egypt / by Karel Innemée (University of Amsterdam)
On the liturgical memories of the Archangel Michael in the Coptic Church and their link with the Nile's rise: some reflections / by Pietro D'Agostino (Paris-Sorbonne University)
Textual fluidity and monastic fanfiction: the case of the investiture of the Archangel Michael in Coptic Egypt / by Hugo Lundhaug (University of Oslo)
Part 3: The Archangel Michael in Christian Nubia
Introduction: Christian Nubia / by Alexandros Tsakos (University of Bergen)
Representations of the Archangel Michael in wall paintings from medieval Nubia / by Dobrochna Zielinska (University of Warsaw) and Alexandros Tsakos (University of Bergen)
The position of the Archangel Michael within the celestial hierarchy: some aspects of the manifestation of his cult in Nubian painting / by Magdalena Laptas (Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw)
Part 4: The Archangel Michael in Christian Ethiopia
Introduction: Christian Ethiopia / by Marta Camilla Wright (University of Bergen)
Relationships with the Archangel Michael: materiality and healing among Ethiopian Orthodox Christians in contemporary Addis Ababa / by Marta Camilla Wright (University of Bergen)
The Archangel Michael: an everyday popular saint in Ethiopia / by Dan Levene (University of Southampton)
Part 5: The Archangel Michael in South Africa
Introduction: South Africa / by Lize Kriel (University of Pretoria)
"Branded" St. Michael: a view from Pretoria on the archangel's position in South African consumer culture / by Lize Kriel (University of Pretoria)
The presence and absence of the Archangel Michael in South Africa / by Deléne Human (University of Pretoria)
The Archangel Michael in Limpopo: the sculptor Jackson Hlungwani and the angel-star of the Ngoma Lungundu epic / by Raita Steyn (University of Pretoria)
Appendix: Some thoughts on how I came to Michael, or how he came to me / by David Tibet (independent researcher).
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Gilhus, Ingvild Sælid, editor, author.
Tsakos, Alexandros, editor, author.
Wright, Marta Camilla, editor, author.
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