Swedenborg and the 'Sapientia Angelica,'

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Constable, 1910 - 127 pages
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Page 37 - Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita, Mi ritrovai per una selva oscura Che la diritta via era smarrita.
Page 53 - On the Earths in our Solar System, and on the Earths in the Starry Heavens ; with an Account of their Inhabitants, and also of the Spirits and Angels there ; from what has been heard and seen.
Page 54 - A Brief Exposition of the Doctrine of the New Church, signified by the New Jerusalem in the Revelation. Sewed, lod. 1769. The Intercourse between the Soul and the Body.
Page 109 - As I have had the honor of being frequently admitted to the author's company when he was in London, and to converse with him on various points of learning, I will venture to affirm, that there are no parts of mathematical, philosophical, or medical knowledge, nay, I believe I might justly say, of human literature, to which he is in the least a stranger; yet so totally insensible is he of his own merit, that I am confident he does not know that he has any ; and as himself somewhere says of the angels,...
Page 109 - I can with great truth assert, that he is truly amiable in his morals, most learned and humble in his discourse, and superlatively affable, humane, and courteous in his behavior; and this joined with a solidity of understanding and penetration far above the level of an ordinary genius.
Page 13 - Outlines of a Philosophical Argument on the Infinite, and the Final Cause of Creation ; and on the Intercourse between the Soul and the Body.
Page 108 - I have written," answered Swedenborg, with a degree of warmth, " nothing but the truth, as you will have more and more confirmed to you all the days of your life, provided you keep close to the Lord, and faithfully serve Him alone, by shunning evils of all kinds as sins against him, and diligently searching his Word...
Page 31 - The system of Swedenborg is unfortunately very similar to my own philosophy. It is not impossible that my rational views may be considered absurd by reason of that affinity. As to the offensive comparison, I declare, we must either suppose greater intelligence and truth at the basis of Swedenborg's writings than first impressions excite, or that it is a mere accident when he coincides with my system, — a lusus natura. Such a wonderful agreement exists between his doctrines and the deepest results...
Page 65 - I was once asked how from a philosopher I became a theologian; and I answered, In the same manner that fishermen were made disciples and apostles by the Lord; and that I also from early youth had been a spiritual fisherman.
Page 105 - Some one might think that Assessor Swedenborg was eccentric and whimsical ; but the very reverse was the case. He was very easy and pleasant in company, talked on every subject that came up, accommodating himself to the ideas of the company; and he never spoke on his own views, unless he was asked about them. But if he noticed that any one asked him impertinent questions, intended to make sport of him, he immediately gave such an answer, that the questioner was obliged to keep silence, without being...

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