Swedenborg Foundation

Swedenborg's Garden of Theology

by Jonathan S Rose

Format: Paperback
Pages: 108
Author: Jonathan S Rose
Publisher: Swedenborg Foundation
Language: English
Place of publication: West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of publication:
 2010

Swedenborg's Garden of Theology (Swedenborg Foundation, 2010)
(ISBN: 9780877853404)

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Synopsis

When he entered the visionary phase of his life, Emanuel Swedenborg set out on a journey to document all that he had seen, heard, and learned whilst claiming to be in contact with the spirits of heaven and hell. Before his death, he wrote eighteen different works published in twenty-five volumes, totaling about three and a half million words.

Navigating that rich garden of thought has been a challenge even for scholars of Swedenborg, let alone those new to his work. In this compact guide, Jonathan S Rose introduces readers to the basic concepts of Swedenborg's writings, including Swedenborg's view of God and the afterlife and his description of humanity's spiritual history. Rose also examines how Swedenborg's theology relates to other Christian denominations, both in his time and ours, and takes a side trip into some of Swedenborg's more unusual ideas.

Swedenborg's Garden of Theology provides an ideal introduction for anyone seeking a starting point to delve into Swedenborg's religious thought.