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Swedenborg's Secret: The Meaning and Significance of the Word of God, the Life of the Angels, and Service to God; a Biography

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Swedenborg’s Secret is the first major study of the eighteenth-century Swedish philosopher and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) to be published in English for over fifty years, being a translation of the critically acclaimed Swedish biography Swedenborg’s Hemlighet (1999). Beautifully designed and illustrated throughout with ten color plates and forty-four black-and-w ...more
Hardcover, 538 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Swedenborg Society
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Lars Bergquist
Feb 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
In Swedenborg’s Secret, Lars Bergquist attempts to set the record straight by showing that Swedenborg’s theosophical works, far from being the rantings of a mad seer, are better understood in relation to his earlier, more ‘rational’ investigations, and that he was addressing real concerns shared by other thinkers of the time.

This biography introduces us to a quintessential man of the Enlightenment who delves into every scientific branch in search of ultimate truth. These examinations lead him do
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