Teaching of the New Jerusalem concerning the Lord | Doctrina Novae Hierosolymae de Domino ISBN 978-0-85448-208-5 Price £12.95
Having published his key work, Arcana Caelestia, in eight hefty Latin volumes between 1749 and 1756, Swedenborg turned his attention in the 1760s (partly, at least) to addressing how some of the major theological ideas contained within the Arcana could be positioned in terms of contemporary ideas and arguments in theology and philosophy. In 1763, as one of the results of this process, he published 4 short works addressing core areas of Christian teaching. Teaching of the New Jerusalem concerning the Lord explains the Trinity and the Incarnation, Swedenborg being convinced that simple ideas, instinctively grasped by the majority, had become needlessly muddied through centuries of complicated church doctrine.
Doctrine of the Lord (1954 edition, tr. William Dick)
Christians have been debating the nature of Jesus and his divinity for centuries resulting in many schisms and divisions. In Doctrine of the Lord, Swedenborg wades into this subject matter fraught with controversy, backing his ideas up with readings from Scripture. This pocket edition includes an Index of Scripture Passages.
Translation of Doctrina Novae Hierosolymae de Domino (1763). This translation is also included in Four Doctrines (both hardback and paperback).