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Life of Emanuel Swedenborg

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Life of Emanuel Swedenborg, Together with a brief synopsis of his writings, both philosophical and theological. By William White. With an introduction by B. F. Barrett.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1874. First American edition, 272 pages.

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Contents

  1. Birth and Parentage. Swedenborg's First Ideas of Religion, and his Scholastic Life.
  2. Travels, Becomes Author, and is crossed in Love.
  3. Travels again. Publishes five Scientific Pamphlets, and "Miscellaneous Observations." Returns Home and enters on the Duties of his Assessorship. Writes his "Opera Philosophica et Mineralia," and goes abroad to publish it.
  4. "Opera Philosophica et Mineralia."
  5. Doings and Travels.
  6. "The Economy of the Animal Kingdom," and "The Animal Kingdom."
  7. His Life, as a Man of Science, ends.
  8. His Spiritual Sight opened, and the Conditions of his Seership.
  9. Prepares for his New Office. Resigns his Assessorship. His "Adversaria." His "Spiritual Diary." The death of Polheim.
  10. "The Arcana Coelestia."
  11. Anecdotes.
  12. "The Last Judgment."
  13. "Heaven and Hell."
  14. "The White Horse." "The Earths in the Universe." "The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine."
  15. Anecdotes.
  16. "Doctrine of the Lord; The Sacred Scripture; Faith; and Life."
  17. "The Divine Love and the Divine Wisdom." "The Continuation of the Last Judgment."
  18. "Angelic Wisdom concerning the Divine Providence."
  19. Life in Amsterdam. Character of the Dutch. Meets Dr. Beyer. Republishes his "New Method of Finding the Longitudes." "The Apocalypse Explained."
  20. "Apocalypse Revealed."
  21. Travels. Habits. Anecdotes.
  22. "Conjugial Love."
  23. Attacked by Dr. Eckebom. Visits France. Letter to Hartley, and Hartley's opinion of Swedenborg.
  24. "Brief Exposition of the Doctrines of the New Church," and the "Intercourse between the Soul and the Body."
  25. Persecution. Letter to the Academy of Sciences. Leaves Stockholm for the last time.
  26. Swedenborg in Intercourse with General Tuxen and Paulus ab Indagine. His reply to Dr. Ernesti. Letter to the Landgrave of Hesse Darmstadt.
  27. "The True Christian Religion."
  28. Anecdotes and Traits of Character.
  29. Last Days on Earth.
  30. Progress of the New Church.

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