Emanuel Swedenborg

Emanuel Swedenborg

Essays for the New Century Edition on His Life, Work, and Impact

Book - 2005
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The essays in this volume testify to the far-reaching effects of Emanuel Swedenborg's works in Western culture. From his early days as an ambitious young scientist in the ferment of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment Europe, through his mid-life entrance into an ongoing experience of the spiritual world, to his last decades as a researcher of things spiritual, Swedenborg built a career that left a unique legacy. His vivid descriptions of the nonphysical realm made a powerful impression on minds as diverse as Goethe, Blake, Emerson, Yeats, and Borges.

This book serves as a self-contained resource on Swedenborg's life and thought and as a gateway into further exploration of the labyrinthine garden of Swedenborg's works. It includes a biography, rich in fascinating detail; lively overviews of the content and history of Swedenborg's writings on spiritual topics; and essays tracing Swedenborg's impact in various regions of the world.

Publisher: West Chester, Pa. : Swedenborg Foundation, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780877854739
0877854734
Branch Call Number: 289.4092 SWE EMA
Characteristics: xii, 580 pages ;,27 cm.

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