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Shining Soul: Helen Keller's Spirtual Life and Legacy
September 03, 2010
This state-of-the-art documentary combines archival footage, interviews, stills, and dramatic re-enactments to explore one of the most significant and defining factors in the life of Helen Keller, whom Time chose as one of the most influential people of the twentieth century: the lifelong spiritual inspiration she derived from her encounter with the writings of the visionary sage and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg.
In 1927, Keller published My Religion, her affirmation of the effect of Swedenborg's message in her life. "Swedenborg does such good to me," she once attested, "that I long to scatter his teachings among men and women wherever I go."
This 57-minute DVD explores the specific ideas and visionary theology that fired Helen Keller's long and productive life of triumphant accomplishment in the face of all odds, and her tireless philanthropic efforts to improve the lives of the less fortunate throughout the world.
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Publisher: Swedenborg Foundation
Date of Publication: 2005
Length: 57 minutes