Heaven and its Wonders and Hell

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3749419825

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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The Lord, speaking in the presence of His disciples of the consummation of the age, which is the final period of the church, says, near the end of what He foretells about its successive states in respect to love and faith: Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn; and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He shall send forth His angels with a trumpet and a great sound; and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from the end to end of the heavens (Matt. 24:29-31).

Heaven And Its Wonders Described With An Account Of Hell

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781417945900

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 548

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1839. Swedenborg, a noted Swedish scientist, philosopher and theologian, is best known for his later writings, in which he presents ideas both Christian and ecumenical, for a new spiritual era or new church to be known as the New Jerusalem. In Heaven and Its Wonders Swedenborg deals with Heaven and related topics as varied as angels, man, the sun, light, heat, the four quarters in heaven, time in heaven, appearances in heaven, garments worn by angels, mansions of the angels, space in heaven, governments in heaven, divine worship, speech of angels, Gentiles or people not included in the church in heaven, infants in heaven, rich and poor in heaven, marriages in heaven, and heavenly joy and happiness. He also examines the world of spirits and the state of man after death; man after death; leaving behind the terrestrial body; the first, second, and third states of man after death; and the difficulty of leading the life that leads to heaven. Finally, he tackles Hell with a discussion of who is in hell, what is meant by hellfire, gnashing of teeth, wickedness and diabolical arts of infernal spirits, the appearance and plurality of the hells, and the equilibrium between heaven and hell. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

The Dream of an Absolute Language

Emanuel Swedenborg and French Literary Culture

Author: Lynn Rosellen Wilkinson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791429259

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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Traces the reception of Swedenborg's doctrine of "correspondences" in French literature and culture from the late 1700s to 1870.

Emanuel Swedenborg

Introducing the New Jerusalem

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

Publisher: The Swedenborg Society

ISBN: 9780854481385

Category: New Jerusalem Church

Page: 121

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The essays in this volume testify to the far-reaching effects of Emanuel Swedenborg's works in Western culture. From his early days as an ambitious young scientist in the ferment of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment Europe, through his mid-life entrance into an ongoing experience of the spiritual world, to his last decades as a researcher of things spiritual, Swedenborg built a career that left a unique legacy. His vivid descriptions of the nonphysical realm made a powerful impression on minds as diverse as Goethe, Blake, Emerson, Yeats, and Borges. This book serves as a self-contained resource on Swedenborg's life and thought and as a gateway into further exploration of the labyrinthine garden of Swedenborg's works. It includes a biography, rich in fascinating detail; lively overviews of the content and history of Swedenborg's writings on spiritual topics; and essays tracing Swedenborg's impact in various regions of the world.

Architecture Theory

A Reader in Philosophy and Culture

Author: Andrew Ballantyne

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826464095

Category: Architecture

Page: 310

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Architecture Theory is a comprehensive and groundbreaking one volume overview of, and introduction to, contemporary critical discourse in architecture. In bringing critical theory and Continental philosophy to bear upon architecture, it provides a solid framework for a fully up-to-date theory of architecture, one that reflects the latest developments and concerns. The book is divided into four sections—groundwork; constructing the "individual"; pluralities; instrumentality—each covering a core theme in contemporary architecture theory. In each section an introductory essay by Andrew Ballantyne provides valuable context, exposition, and analysis. This is followed by a selection of writings on architecture and other related cultural concerns from major contemporary thinkers, including Zvizvek, Irigaray, Lefebvre, Lyotard, Kristeva, Nancy, Virilio, Deleuze, and Negri.