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Tiffany's Swedenborgian Angels: Stained Glass Windows Representing the Seven Churches from the Book of Revelation
In 1902, a Swedenborgian church in Glendale, Ohio, commissioned the
seven windows as a gift for their sister church in Cincinnati. Each
window depicts an angel that represents one of the seven churches
described in the book of Revelation. The windows were designed and
created in the studios of Louis Comfort Tiffany, and they reflect not
only the rich symbolism found in the Bible, but Tiffany's hallmark color
and brilliance. Tiffany's love of revealing angels in stained glass
shines through in every panel.
A heavenly combination of Tiffany's art, Swedenborgian philosophy, and angelic influence is
contained within this book and within the windows that are its focus.
More than one hundred years after the windows were created in 1902 by
Louis Comfort Tiffany for a Swedenborgian church in Cincinnati, which
was later destroyed, the windows have found a new life. They were held
in storage for several decades, rediscovered in 2001, restored, and are
traveling to museums and galleries for all to enjoy.
Based on biblical passages, in the form of letters addressed to the seven cities
of Asia Minor that open the book of Revelation, the windows illustrate
the deep inner meaning of these messages. The angels themselves
represent each of the seven cities; they also can be seen to symbolize
the stages of the development of the Christian church as well as the
stages of spiritual evolution of a person.
Each angel has a lesson to convey to those who understand the symbolism of the text and
the imagery contained within the beautiful Tiffany stained glass. Their
value is further enhanced by explanations of historical importance,
biblical background, and inner spiritual meaning as described by Emanuel
Swedenborg (1688—1772). Understanding the rich background and many
levels of meaning can provide a transformative experience for those who
appreciate their inner and outer beauty.
Tiffany's Swedenborgian Angels
guides the reader not only through the history of the windows, but the
spiritual meaning of each one, weaving Swedenborg's teachings with the
luminous imagery of the angels themselves. If you have seen the
exhibition, the book allows you to revisit the windows again any time;
if you have not, it is a powerful introduction to a vivid piece of
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Publisher: Swedenborg Foundation Publishers
Date of Publication: 2011
Length: 104 pages