Glossary of Terms Used by Emanuel Swedenborg


This glossary containing the meaning of specific terms and phrases used by Emanuel Swedenborg in his theological works was originally compiled by John Stuart Bogg in 1915

Since the subjects which are contained in the internal sense of the Word are such that they cannot be explained without adequate terms, and since no more adequate terms are afforded wherewith to express exterior things than by natural, and interior things by rational, the things which are of truth by spiritual, and the things which are of good by celestial, one cannot do otherwise than employ these expressions; for without expressions adequate to the subject nothing can be described.” -Arcana Coelestia 4685



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