If you’re intrigued by Swedenborg’s spiritual insights and want to learn more, you’ve come to the right place! Here, you can watch an introductory short video featuring Swedenborgian scholar Dr. Jonathan Rose and explore some of Swedenborg’s most popular writings, which are free to download and read! For a complete list of Swedenborg’s theological books in order of publication date, visit our Swedenborg’s Writings Online section.
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Where to Start
For a longer video introduction to Swedenborg’s key theological concepts, check out this episode from our Swedenborg and Life YouTube series:
For new readers of Swedenborg, the challenge is knowing where to start and what to read. This volume offers a taste of some of his most powerful writings from the five books above.
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Looking for a place to jump in? These books are our editors’ picks for readers starting to explore Swedenborg. Choose one or more that speak to you, most are available as free e-book downloads!
Heaven and Hell is Swedenborg’s most popular book and his fullest report of his experiences in the other world. In it he describes heaven, hell, and the world of spirits that lies between them.
Swedenborg’s first major theological work, Secrets of Heaven, delves into the hidden spiritual meaning of the Bible. Each volume contains chapters based on his visionary journeys to the afterlife.
Divine Love and Wisdom describes a loving God who is equally present with all people on earth–regardless of race or religion–and explores the fundamental structure of the spiritual universe.
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In Divine Providence, Swedenborg undertakes the difficult task of explaining why a perfectly loving God would allow the existence of pain, suffering, and evil in the world.
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- True Christianity is a systematic description of Swedenborg’s theological beliefs that was written as a response to the church doctrines of his time.