Stručný výklad učení Nové církve, tr. Jaroslav Janacek (1930). Also contains Nový Jerusalém a jeho nebeská nauka, tr. Janacek (1918); Styk duše s tělem, tr. Janacek (1939)
Published in 1769, Brief Exposition is a forerunner of the larger work The True Christian Religion, which appeared two years later. In Brief Exposition, Swedenborg addresses some of the key tenets of Christian doctrine, both Roman Catholic and Reformed, pointing out how the doctrine of the New Church differs. Brief Exposition was only the second publication that Swedenborg commissioned an English translation of (the first being volume two of Arcana Caelestia).
The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine summarizes the main teachings contained in the theological writings of Swedenborg, and forms an excellent introduction to them. Swedenborg in his introduction to the book says that the doctrine ‘is for the New Church, which, because it has been revealed to me from heaven, is called Heavenly Doctrine. To deliver that doctrine is the purpose of the present work’.
Mankind has always sought to understand how ideas can be gained by the mind through the body’s experience, and how the soul enters the mind. Written in response to Descartes and Christian Wolff, in The Interaction of the Soul and Body Swedenborg outlines his own views on this subject and how they differ from the philosophical ideas of his day.