Index to Swedenborg's Arcana Coelestia Or Heavenly Mysteries Contained in the Holy Scripture Part Two N to Z

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Kessinger Publishing, Jul 1, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 712 pages
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1865. Part Two. Swedenborg's index to his 12 volume magnum opus, Arcana Coelestia. Swedenborg adopted the discipline of indexing only when the work reached a size that made it necessary for consistent cross-referencing. Once the first volume was completed, he went through the index and made a fair copy with the entries sorted as to topic, and he repeated this process only for the second volume. He continued the strictly sequential index through the completion of the Arcana, however, and this was therefore available to him for his annotation of Heaven and Hell. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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The son of a Swedish Lutheran pastor, professor, and court chaplain, Emanuel Swedenborg first became a scientist and mining engineer. Of brilliant intellect and wide-ranging interests, he explored many areas of nature, doing pioneering work in several fields. In 1743 he began to experience a series of visions of the spiritual world. Over subsequent years he maintained that he held conversations with angels, the departed, and even God, and that he had visited heaven and hell. Swedenborg penned a lengthy series of writings inspired by these encounters, based on the concept of a spiritual cosmos as model for the physical, an educative view of the afterlife, and the allegorical interpretation of Scripture. In 1774 the small Church of the New Jerusalem was founded explicitly on the basis of his revelations. Swedenborg's influence has been much wider than its membership. His teachings entered American culture generally through the popularity of several of his books and his impact on Spiritualism and the New England Transcendentalists.

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