While the Swedenborgian Church has never claimed more than a few thousand members in the United States, a surprisingly large number of prominent Americans have embraced its teachings. Below are profiles of just a few.
Daniel Burnham, 1846-1912: An architect and city planner who created the model of the Swedenborgian heavenly city here on earth. Read more.
Andrew Carnegie, 1835-1919: A captain of industry whose philanthropy adapted the Swedenborgian "doctrine of uses" to the Industrial Age. Read more.
John Chapman, 1774-1845: An early Swedenborgian missionary in America, as well as a famous cultivator of apple nurseries. Read more.
Helen Keller, 1880-1968: A humanitarian who lived her life in accordance with Swedenborg's "divine love and wisdom." Read more.