A Compendium of the Theological And Spiritual Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg Being a Systematic And Orderly Epitome of All His Religious Works

Kessinger Publishing, 2004年12月1日 - 580 頁
1853. Selected from more than 30 volumes and embracing all his fundamental principles, with copious illustrations and teachings. With an appropriate introduction. Prefaced by a full life of the author with a brief view of all his works on science, philosophy and theology. Swedenborg, a noted Swedish scientist, philosopher and theologian, is best known for his later writings in which he presents ideas, both Christian and ecumenical, for a new spiritual era or new church to be known as the New Jerusalem. The Contents are divided into the following Parts: Swedenborg, the Philosopher of Nature; Swedenborg, the Seer, the Theologian, and Philosopher of Spirit; Personal Testimonies and Anecdotes amongst others; and Concluding Reflections. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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The son of a Swedish Lutheran pastor, professor, and court chaplain, Emanuel Swedenborg first became a scientist and mining engineer. Of brilliant intellect and wide-ranging interests, he explored many areas of nature, doing pioneering work in several fields. In 1743 he began to experience a series of visions of the spiritual world. Over subsequent years he maintained that he held conversations with angels, the departed, and even God, and that he had visited heaven and hell. Swedenborg penned a lengthy series of writings inspired by these encounters, based on the concept of a spiritual cosmos as model for the physical, an educative view of the afterlife, and the allegorical interpretation of Scripture. In 1774 the small Church of the New Jerusalem was founded explicitly on the basis of his revelations. Swedenborg's influence has been much wider than its membership. His teachings entered American culture generally through the popularity of several of his books and his impact on Spiritualism and the New England Transcendentalists.