Of the Guardianship of the Good Angels

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Of the Guardianship of the Good Angels

We next consider the guardianship exercised by the good angels; and their warfare against the bad angels. Under the first head eight points of inquiry arise:

  1. Whether men are guarded by the angels?
  2. Whether to each man is assigned a single guardian angel?
  3. Whether the guardianship belongs only to the lowest order of angels?
  4. Whether it is fitting for each man to have an angel guardian?
  5. When does an angel's guardianship of a man begin?
  6. Whether the angel guardians always watch over men?
  7. Whether the angel grieves over the loss of the one guarded?
  8. Whether rivalry exists among the angels as regards their guardianship?