The Worship and Love of God is one of Swedenborg’s most unusual books. A ‘poetic novel’, it dramatizes the Creation and examines the life of Adam and Eve as the first truly united couple. Inge Jonsson, former rector of Stockholm University and one of the world’s leading Swedenborg scholars, examines this unique work from the perspective of sources and influences. The literary genre of the Creation, ancient and modern philosophy, and scientific discoveries of his own day come into play in Swedenborg’s richly imagined and beautifully articulated world.
INGE JONSSON was professor of Comparative Literature at Stockholm University from 1973 to 1994. From 1988 to 1994, he also served as rector of the university. He has written four books on various aspects of Swedenborgs thinking, two volumes on the history of literary theory, and a number of articles on research policy and university administration problems. He also served as president of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History, and Antiquities from 1993 to 2001 and has written a history of the institution.
This book can be purchased from the Swedenborg Society in London, however, if you are in the USA, you can order directly from the Swedenborg Foundation.