Emanuel Swedenborg


Born
in Sweden
February 08, 1688

Died
March 29, 1772

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Influences


Emanuel Swedenborg (born Emanuel Swedberg; February 8, 1688–March 29, 1772) was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, Christian mystic, and theologian. Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. At the age of fifty-six he entered into a spiritual phase in which he experienced dreams and visions. This culminated in a spiritual awakening, where he claimed he was appointed by the Lord to write a heavenly doctrine to reform Christianity. He claimed that the Lord had opened his eyes, so that from then on he could freely visit heaven and hell, and talk with angels, demons, and other spirits. For the remaining 28 years of his life, he wrote and published 18 theological works, of which the best known was Heaven and Hell (1758), and ...more

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Heaven and Hell

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Afterlife: A Guided Tour to...

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Divine Love and Wisdom

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Divine Providence

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Journal of Dreams

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True Christian Religion, Vol 1

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Conjugial Love

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Arcana Clestia. the Heavenl...

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The Gist of Swedenborg

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Spiritual Life and the Word...

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“Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own”
Emanuel Swedenborg

“Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want, and do.”
Emanuel Swedenborg

“The sky is an enormous man.”
Emanuel Swedenborg

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