The Swedenborg Foundation has done handsomely by its eponymous visionary with this first volume in a new 25 part set of translations for his of his work. They have begun with a fine new translation of Emmanuel Swedenborg's most famous work, a description of the many heavens and...
hells that make up the great 18th-century thinker's cosmology, at once perfectly logical and perfectly eccentric. Swedenborg's afterworld is a kind of reflection and amplification of our own, and his vision of moving and active collective of heavens, occupied by the very real blessed dead, has been a tremendous influence on Goethe, Emerson, and Jorge Luis Borges, among many others. Dole's translation has the clarity and simplicity of Swedenborg's Latin, and the notes and supplementary material are wonderfully balanced and informative. Highly recommended.
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De Hemelsche Leer was a monthly magazine published by the Dutch Society of the General Church from 1930 through 1938.
The translation of the Dutch magazine into English was made...
possible through the generosity of the Reverend Theodore Pitcairn.
Leading Theses Propounded In De Hemelsche Leer:
NOTE: This 3 volume set is available in Paperback or Hardback.
This thoughtful, provocative work is answer and refutation to the current theological storm arising from the proclamation "God is dead." The author, retired pastor of The Lord's New Church (Swedenborgian), goes much further than merely denying the validity of the God-is-dead revolution...
He explains its causes, exposes its fallacy and - more important - with great clarity and logic presents a fresh approach to grasping the relation of God to man and of man to God, a theology particularly applicable to present day needs.
Rev. Theodore Pitcairn, basing his observations and insights on the inspired teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg, appeals to the intellect rather than the emotions. Readers desiring superficial palliatives or a restatement of traditional beliefs must look elsewhere. Here they will find a new, imaginative analysis of the spiritual problems facing mankind today and the solution of those problems found only in the eternal Word of God.
With a Pictorial Essay on The Lord's New Church by Richard Yardumian
“The more a person performs a use, the more loving he or she becomes.” –Rogers
How did creation come into existence? -What is the life force that causes seeds to sprout or animals to produce offspring? -What is the origin of evil? Is God to blame for it? -How are spiritual
experiences explained? The book Divine...
Love and Wisdom is a key work in building a New Church worldview. However, its philosophical nature can stand in the way of experiencing the path to a more rich and meaningful life it offers. This companion work by Rev. Prescott Rogers serves to make Divine Love and Wisdom more accessible to all readers, regardless of their background in Swedenborgian thought.
The book Divine Love and Wisdom is a key work in building a New Church worldview. However, its philosophical nature can stand in the way of experiencing the path to a more rich and meaningful life it offers. This companion work by Rev. Prescott Rogers serves to make Divine Love and
Wisdom more accessible to all readers, regardless of their background in Swedenborgian thought.
Rogers guides us through Swedenborg’s effort to answer one of the so-called big questions in life-- “What is creation and what does it mean for me?” If this seems daunting at first, don’t worry. We are in good hands. Informed by his decades of studying and teaching New Church theology as well as his
understanding of Eastern religious and philosophical thought, Rogers invites us to the boundaries of our knowledge. And like the master teacher he is, he gives us all a gentle nudge into our as yet unknown.
■ Rev. Christopher Augustus Barber, Religion Instructor at The Academy of the New Church.
Available at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral Bookstore or Amazon.com.
Published 2018 by General Church of the New Jerusalem, 170 pages.
By Rev. Harry W. Barnitz and Dawn Potts
This study, which is about the spiritual meaning of the number 12, reveals amazing parallel correspondences of the 12 Tribes of Israel, the 12 Apostles and the 12 signs of the Zodiac. It reflects Swedenborg's Miscellaneous Theological Works and his description of other planets.