CERN Institute, Switzerland: a world-renowned scientist is found brutally murdered with a mysterious symbol seared onto his chest. The Vatican, Rome: the College of Cardinals assembles to elect a new pope. Somewhere beneath them, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying power relentlessly counts down to oblivion.
Analyzing artists' representations of angels and demons and heaven and hell from the Judeo-Christian tradition, this volume describes how they evolved over time. Divided into chapters, it looks at these images, and how they came to be portrayed with the physical attributes - wings, halos, horns, and cloven hooves.