celestial hierarchy

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Noun1.celestial hierarchy - the collective body of angels
hierarchy - a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system; "put honesty first in her hierarchy of values"
angel - spiritual being attendant upon God
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This collection of essays examines themes which are important in Duncan's later writings including pastoral and homosexual imagery, his approach toward war, his use of myth, his celestial hierarchy, his radical humanism, and his interest in the writing technique of Gertrude Stein.
And it also discusses the celestial hierarchy, including the roles played by the archangeles Michael and Gabriel, often known as the warrior and the messenger, respectively, the only angels named in the Bible.
Shannon Williamson begins with Benson's premise that Pseudo-Dionysius's Celestial Hierarchy and Ecclesiastical Hierarchy should be examined as "roots of a constitutional language of the Church" (47).
Sbacchi finds the explanation for each of these details in the commentary of Albert the Great to the Celestial Hierarchy of Pseudo-Dionysius.
The course that led Solomon Burke to his throne atop the celestial hierarchy of soul singers has been one of the most extraordinary in pop music history" is another example of its gushing hyperbole.
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