Throughout his theological writings, Emanuel Swedenborg devotes more pages to discussing the inner, spiritual meaning of the Bible than to any other topic. In the two short works Sacred Scripture and White Horse, he provides the spiritual theory behind the verse-by-verse analysis found in his multivolume works Secrets of Heaven and Revelation Unveiled.
These two short works, which Swedenborg originally published separately, discuss two topics that are closely intertwined. In Life, he focuses on the conscious process of spiritual rebirth and reviews the inner sense of the Ten Commandments. In Faith, Swedenborg rejects the notion of faith without rational sense, defining faith as inner recognition of what is true, and he emphasizes that true faith occurs only when we love others and treat them well.
Throughout his writings, the eighteenth-century scientist-turned-seer Emanuel Swedenborg uses the term “Lord” to mean Jesus Christ as the embodiment of God. In this short work, he emphasizes that the trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not three coexisting divine Persons but are three aspects within one divine Person—Jesus in his resurrection.
Swedenborg’s first major theological work, Secrets of Heaven, reveals the unseen realms that await beyond death. In this second of fifteen volumes, Swedenborg discusses the nature of heaven and the perceptions of the spirits that live there. In addition, the work offers a detailed examination of Genesis 9-15, including the story of the tower of Babel.
Drawing on decades of group work, the authors offer simple techniques that unlock joy and personal growth in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. For spiritual growth groups, the book includes resources for facilitators; for those working alone, it includes transcripts of real-life group discussions so the reader can share in the group experience.
Swedish scientist-turned-seer Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) described regeneration, or spiritual growth and rebirth, as a lifelong process of transforming our inner selves through acts of love and kindness. This book brings together excerpts from his theological writings that illustrate how—and why—this earth-based, love-focused process works.
The New Century Edition translation of Swedenborg’s most popular and influential work is now available in audio format. Heaven and Hell is a powerful affirmation that we are all born for heaven, regardless of background or religion, and that the choices we make in this world shape our destiny in the next.