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Angel

An investment-grade bond. Antithesis to fallen angel. In the context of venture capital, the first investor.

Angel

1. Informal for angel investor, which is a high net worth individual who provides financing to a start-up, either in exchange for convertible debt or equity. Among start-ups, they are thought of as a bridge between loans from family and friends and venture capital, though angels are themselves often personally connected to the business. Angels take on a great deal of risk when they invest in these start-ups; they are also subject to dilution at the start-up's IPO. Therefore, they usually require a high rate of return in exchange for their financing.

2. Informal for investment-grade, which describes a bond with a medium or high rating. Angel bonds are rated Baa3 by Moody's or BBB- by S&P or Fitch. Angel bonds are considered sufficiently low-risk that the law allows banks to invest in them. In addition to being low-risk, they provide a low return, greatly reducing the cost on the issuer. All Treasury and most municipal bonds are angel bonds.
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133) On the peculiar characteristics of Franciscan angelology and demonology, see Martin Lenz, "Why Can't Angels Think Properly?
In the sixteenth century, the traditions of angelology were transformed by the Reformation, as Philip Soergel's essay explains.
Rudd's "Treatise on the Nine Hierarchies of Angels" and their conjuration to visible appearance, A Treatise on Angel Magic is one of the most thorough renditions of ancient manuscripts, and a "must-have" resource for anyone interested in angelology, whether a lay reader or a scholar.
On scriptural and iconographical depictions of angels and their influence on the medieval clerical--and popular--imagination, see David Keck, Angels and Angelology in the Middle Ages (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998), 28-36.
Who would have guessed that angelology would be part of the cultural mix at the end of the millennium?
I found the plotting in Brain Fever a bit overwrought and overloaded with more angelology than seemed plausible, at least in the city where I live.
Then he focuses on the major issues of chronology, endogamy, the view of Moses, and two ways and angelology.
Harkness, "The Nexus of Angelology, Eschatology and Natural Philosophy in John Dee's Angel Conversations and Library"; Susan Bassnett, "Absent Presences: Edward Kelley's Family in the Writings of John Dee"; Jan Backlund, "In the Footsteps of Edward Kelley: Some Manuscript References at the Royal Library in Copenhagen Concerning an Alchemical Circle around John Dee and Edward Kelley"; Julian Roberts, "Additions and Corrections to 'John Dee's Library Catalogue'"; and Stephen Clucas, "Recent Works on John Dee (1988-2005): A Select Bibliography.
In order to accomplish this daunting task, Keck uses the writings of one of these theologians, Bonaventure, as a lens through which to bring into focus the truly kaleidoscopic dimensions of medieval angelology.
shows that Scripture provided the basis for medieval angelology, especially when read anagogically.
Admitting some theoretical space to angelology might also alleviate the blockage in mere dichotomy from which our thinking continues to suffer, the author believes.
In sections on interpreting the spirit world, angelology and demonology, and the integration of spirits in Pauline themes, he considers such topics as early perceptions of Paul and the spirit world, Satan, possession and the spirit of Christ, the spirit world and soteriology, the presence and problem of the angels, and spiritual conflict.