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Earths In Our Solar System Which Are Called Planets

Auhtor: Emanuel Swedenborg

Language: english
Published: 1860

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Summary of the Book 'Earths In Our Solar System Which Are Called Planets':

(born Emanuel Swedberg January 29 1688 - March 29 1772) was a Swedish scientist philosopher Christian mystic and theologian. Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. In 1741 at the age of fifty-three he entered into a spiritual phase http://www. swedenborg. com/page. asp?page_name=aboutswedenborgexpanded in which he eventually began to experience dreams and visions beginning on Easter weekend April 6 1744. This culminated in a spiritual awakening where he claimed he was appointed by the Lord to write a heavenly doctrine to reform Christianity. He claimed that the Lord had opened his eyes so that from then on he could freely visit heaven and hell and talk with angels demons and other spirits. For the remaining 28 years of his life he wrote and published 18 theological works of which the best known was Heaven and Hell (1758) and several unpublished theological works. Swedenborg explicitly rejected the common explanation of the Trinity as a Trinity of Persons which he said was not taught in the early Christian Church. Instead he explained in his theological writings how the Divine Trinity exists in One Person in One God the Lord Jesus Christ which he said is taught in Colossians 2:9. Swedenborg also rejected the doctrine of salvation through faith alone since he considered both faith and charity necessary for salvation not one without the other. The purpose of faith according to Swedenborg is to lead a person to a life according to the truths of faith which is charity as is taught in 1 Corinthians 13:13 and James 2:20. Swedenborgs theological writings have elicited a range of responses. Toward the end of his life small reading groups formed in England and Sweden to study the truth they saw in his teachings. Several writers were influenced by him including William Blake (though he ended up renouncing him) Elizabeth Barrett Browning August Strindberg Ralph Waldo Emerson Charles Baudelaire Adam Mickiewicz Balzac William Butler Yeats Sheridan Le Fanu Jorge Luis Borges Carl Jung and Helen Keller. Other notable figures who were adherents to his teachings were the theologian Henry James Sr. the artist George Inness and mid-Western pioneer and nurseryman Johnny Appleseed. In contrast one of the most prominent Swedish authors of Swedenborgs day Johan Henrik Kellgren called Swedenborg nothing but a fool. A heresy trial was initiated in Sweden in 1768 against Swedenborgs writings and two men who promoted these ideas. In the two centuries since Swedenborgs death various interpretations of his theology have been made and he has also been scrutinized in biographies and psychological studies.

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... given me to know that this heaven, as to all its correspondences, cannot possibly exist except from the inhabitants of very many earths[f]. [Footnote ...
... so that the only thing they attended to was, whether they heard from him anything which was not known to them before, rejecting thereby such things ...
... meadows, fallow-lands, gardens, woods, and streams. To represent such things is to exhibit before another in imagination those things which, in the ...
... the Lord God. The spirits of Mercury then said they perceived that they believed in no God, and that they had contracted a habit of essing belief with ...
... not so much from truth as from good, that is, not from the Intellectual separate [from the Voluntary], but from the Voluntary conjoined with the Intellectual. ...
... others, to walk erect but almost like swimmers, to assist their progress with their hands, and by turns to look around. 56. Those who live in their ...
... especially the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, in the noteworthy publications of the learned world, in criticism, in bare experimental facts, and ...
... from thence. These [spirits] are natural, because wishing to merit salvation is not spiritual, for it comes from the proprium and not from the Lord ...
... are from the Word, Elijah is called the chariots of Israel and the horsemen thereof, no. 2762. On this account he was taken up by a chariot of fire, ...
... of the loins to that of the breast, are in a strong persuasion that they are in the Lord, and consequently believe that whatever they do, even though ...
... spirits present could not understand or perceive anything. I wondered that there could possibly be speech of this kind, since for all spirits there ...
... life determines every appearance of space and of distance there. 107. Some of those who appear on the other side of the pla, and who are mild and humane, ...
... and changes of place, in the other life, are changes of the state of the interiors of life, and nevertheless it really appears to spirits and angels ...
... ought to do. They said further that they knew that the Most High God is in the sun of the angelic heaven, and that He appears to their angel and not ...
... in thought and affection, consequently in faith and love, when he is conjoined with the Lord, but not otherwise. 143. The spirits who were seen on ...
... and angel there proceeds a sphere of life by which he is known at a distance[cc] and as to the Lord, that that Proceeding of life from Him is the ...
... appeared something of his shadow in the former place. He then came to those who were naked. They were seen walking together by twos, husband and wife, ...
... approaching nearer. I apperceived that this was their manner of accosting all who come to them. But it was given me to reply that I well knew it to ...
... maid-servants and men-servants at the back. With regard to food, they said that they drink milk with water and that they get the milk from cows, which ...
... on spiritual subjects, 114. NATURAL MAN, his character, 102[4,5]. NATURAL AND EXTERNAL SENSE is the ultimate, 122. NAVIGATION, 116. OLD ...