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Divine Love and Wisdom (New Century Edition) Paperback – May 1, 2003
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About the Author
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) was a Swedish scientist, nobleman, and theologian who spent his life investigating the mysteries of the soul. Born in Stockholm to a staunchly Lutheran family, he graduated from the University of Uppsala and then traveled to England, Holland, France, and Germany to study the leading scientists of the time. He gained favor with Sweden’s King Charles XII, who gave him the position of overseer of the Swedish mining industry. Later, he was given a seat on the Swedish House of Nobles by Charles XII’s successor, Queen Ulrika Eleonora. Between 1743 and 1745 he began to have visions of heaven, hell, and Jesus Christ which resulted in a stream of books about the nature of God, the afterlife, and the inner meaning of the Bible. He devoted the last decades of his life to studying Scripture and presenting his own unique theology to the world.
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Swedenborg presents this work in highly abstract language, more so than any other book he has written. This is philosophy at high density. That said, the core ideas of Swedenborg's teachings are probably nowhere else so clear as here. A tough read, but if you already are studying this author sooner or later you will open this one.
By Stephen Muires, MDiv in Swedenborgian theology
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All of his books are well written and easy to understand. I feel he was a great writer and think you would enjoy. Heaven and Hell was another great book.Published on December 26, 2013 by Ellen Kolb
This book reveals truthful reality of God. It is not a long book and certainly not an easy read but those that seek to know more of God it is a very good read and sheds much light... Read morePublished on December 5, 2013 by jeff
Some books read like a brick, and then there is this book. To me it reads like a bowl of very dense mush. Read morePublished on February 13, 2013 by C. Skidmore