New Books on Fallen Angels Traditions

Kelley Coblentz Bautch passed along to me some information about two recent books on Fallen Angels traditions that may be of interest to readers of Christian Apocrypha:

Available only since September, Fallen Angels Traditions: Second Temple Developments and Reception History (ed. A. K. Harkins, K. Coblentz Bautch and J. Endres; CBQMS 53) is a collection of essays that takes up new areas of research in fallen angels traditions. Essays in this volume treat traditions of the rebellious angels in the Hodayot, Book of Jubilees, Book of Revelation, and Apocryphon of John. The fallen angels motif is explored also in the work of Mani, Origen and Justin, as well as in Muslim traditions and Medieval Scholastic theology. Contributors include James VanderKam, Pheme Perkins, John C. Reeve, Angela Kim Harkins, Kelley Coblentz Bautch, Todd Hanneken, and Franklin Harkins.

The second, published this Spring, is The Watchers in Jewish and Christian Traditions (ed. A. K. Harkins; K. Coblentz Bautch and J. Endres; Fortress). This sourcebook systematically examines fallen angels traditions for non-specialists and students. Essays examine watchers traditions in Mesopotamian contexts, biblical texts, the Dead Sea Scrolls, pseudepigraphical literature, and Patristic and Rabbinic literature. Contributors include: Ida Fröhlich, John Endres, S.J., Randall Chesnutt, Anathea Portier-Young, Scott M. Lewis, S.J., Jeremy Corley, Eric Mason, Karina Hogan, Samuel Thomas, Leslie Baynes, Chris Seeman, Silviu Bunta, Kevin Sullivan and Joshua Burns.

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