Swedenborg Foundation

Swedenborg, Oetinger, Kant

by Wouter J Hanegraaff

Dimensions: 150x230mm
Format: Paperback
Pages: 202
Publisher: Swedenborg Foundation
Language: English
Place of publication: West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of publication:
2007

Swedenborg Oetinger Kant
(ISBN: 978-087785321-3)

£10.25

Synopsis

In this meticulous study, Wouter Hanegraaff examines the structure, themes, and development of Emanuel Swedenborg’s massive work Arcana Coelestia, published between 1749 and 1756. Written as a work of biblical exegesis (of Genesis and Exodus), Swedenborg also interpolated material on his visionary experiences, which have long fascinated readers.

In the second part of the study, Dr. Hanegraaff examines the contemporary reception of the multi-volume work, particularly the critical reactions of Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Christoph Oetinger. He finds that Swedenborg’s biblical exegesis, so important in his divine calling, was largely ignored in favor of the mystical experiences.

Additional Information

This book can be purchased from the Swedenborg Society in London, however, if you are in the USA, you should order directly from the Swedenborg Foundation. www.swedenborg.com