Biblical Darwinism

by Dr David Lister

Author: David Lister
Publisher: Swedenborg Society
Date: 2013
Binding: Free PDF download
Pages: 30

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Synopsis

In Biblical Darwinism, Dr David Lister discusses Swedenborg’s analysis of spiritual evolution. He argues that our need for dualism, originating with Descartes, is due to our failure to recognize the correspondential or metaphorical relationships between our experiences as humans on this earth and the spiritual states of heaven and hell, though our everyday language is replete with these correspondences.

DAVID LISTER is the current chairman of the Swedenborg Society and a member for the past 19 years. David was a medical missionary in India and then a surgeon in Denmark, before returning to England to practice as a GP for the latter part of his career.

This is the text of a lecture given at the Swedenborg Society on 25 July 2013.