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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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Even during the painful and tiring months of chemotherapy treatment, I would often find Paul in his office working away on his latest book on critical theory and angelology. He once told me that his research was able to give him a sense of peace during that difficult time and made him come to terms with death itself.
852/1449) and how these two most important scholars of Mamluk Egypt contributed to the classical heritage on angelology in Islam.
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Interestingly, the religious roots of angelology persist in the question-and-answer catechistic format adopted by Raymond in his exposition of the characteristics of the early modern angel.
In the contemporary world those who write about contacting your guardian angel or angel healing are detached from the centuries-old traditions of angelology. Those who write fiction play with fragments of angelological traditions but religious belief doesn't make this difficult for them.
Sbacchi goes on to argue that Dionysian angelology (again as glossed by Albert) helps explain the arrangement of all the souls in Dante's Paradiso.
Fitzroy Pyle and John Smart discard Robins's Scholastic attribution on the basis that Protestant exegesis tends to found angelology upon scripture alone.
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A chapter on the lost science of angelology links high theology and popular beliefs.
in angelology from the College of Metaphysical Studies in Clearwater, Florida.
The Ethiopian Jewish belief in the divine origin, supremacy, and authenticity of the Law and in the coming messiah and the messianic Era; their eschatology and vision of the Day of Judgment; their faith in reward and punishment and the resurrection of the body; their theology, which is full of angelology and demonology; their asceticism; and their possession of post-Biblical works such as the Book of Enoch and the Book of Jubilees all reflect their knowledge of much more than the Written Law.
Parallel to the development of angelology in the biblical literature, these verses attest to the council at the heavenly court whose divine members decide to place a 'man' within the world to represent them.