Il nuovo pensiero cristiano si basa sulle opere teologiche della metà del 1700 di Emanuel Swedenborg. Ha pubblicato due opere rivoluzionarie di interpretazione della Bibbia e altri 16 libri sulla natura di Dio, l'umanità, la realtà e la vita dopo la morte. Qui ne abbiamo raccolto una grande collezione online multilingue. Esploratela!
Gli scritti di Emanuel Swedenborg: Una nuova filosofia per una nuova chiesa in un nuovo mondo
Opere teologiche pubblicate
A Brief Exposition of New Church Doctrine
This brief work, published in 1769, compares the doctrines of the Catholic and some Protestant churches in the 1700s, and contrasts them with the teachings that the new Christian church needs to have.
This is a detailed explanation of the inner meaning of John's visions, as he described them in the "Book of Revelation," or the "Apocalypse".
L'apostolo Giovanni vide la visione di un cavallo bianco, simbolo della verità divina della Parola del Signore. Essa illustra un principio più generale di corrispondenza.
Cielo e inferno
Andiamo da qualche parte quando moriamo? Swedenborg descrive il mondo spirituale come un vero e proprio "luogo" che opera su un piano diverso dal mondo fisico.
Divine Love and Wisdom
God works from Divine Love through Divine Wisdom to create the universe - first in its spiritual dimensions and then in its physical dimensions.
Doctrine of the Lord
This work describes the ideal Christian understanding of the real nature of God, with extensive references to the Old and New Testaments.
La fede da sola è praticabile? No. In questo lavoro Swedenborg sostiene con attenzione e in modo convincente che non lo è. Descrive che cos'è la fede, come lavoriamo per svilupparla e come deve essere coniugata con la carità, cioè l'amore al prossimo, per essere vera fede.
Interazione tra anima e corpo
Come interagisce l'anima con il corpo? Swedenborg era un teologo e uno dei principali neuroscienziati del suo tempo. Ecco cosa aveva da dire a riguardo.
Nuova Gerusalemme e dottrina celeste
Questa è una panoramica della nuova teologia cristiana, che include temi come l'amore, la fede, il pentimento, la riforma e la rinascita, la natura della Parola e altro ancora.
Swedenborg era sia uno scienziato fisico che uno psicologo precoce. Imparò le tecniche di meditazione e registrò le sue esperienze spirituali. In alcuni casi, descrisse l'incontro con persone spiritualmente consapevoli provenienti da altri pianeti.
Ultimo Giudizio (Supplemento)
Questo libro integra due delle opere precedenti di Swedenborg, "Il Giudizio Universale" e "Paradiso e Inferno".
Vera Religione Cristiana
Quest'opera esamina le dottrine fondamentali della Nuova Chiesa Cristiana - sul Signore, i dieci comandamenti, la fede, la carità, il pentimento, la riforma, la rigenerazione e molto altro.
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A Conversation with John Calvin
Swedenborg was well known for his vivid descriptions of spiritual experiences. In this manuscript, he describes a conversation he had with John Calvin in the spiritual world.
An Ecclesiastical History of the New Church
In this note, Swedenborg outlines the points he would make in a potential work on the history of the new Christian church.
This exegesis of the "Book of Revelation" was drafted from 1757-1759, but wasn't finished. (Later, in 1766, Swedenborg tackled "Revelation" again, reworking and condensing, and published "Apocalypse Revealed".)
Arcana Coelestia - Index
This is an index that Swedenborg assembled as he worked on "Arcana Coelestia".
What does it really mean to be charitable? Swedenborg outlines the topic in this brief draft.
Conversations with Angels
In these notes, Swedenborg recounts a few conversations he had with angels during some of his spiritual experiences.
This is a pre-cursor draft of the work entitled "The Lord," It outlines the nature of the Lord Jesus Christ as God.
De Verbo (The Word)
This is a pre-cursor draft of "The Sacred Scripture". It outlines the way that the Divine communicates with us in the Word via its inner meaning.
This draft is a precursor to "The Divine Love and Wisdom". It shows how Divine Wisdom provides forms or methods that Divine Love uses to take action.
Five Memorable Relations
In this draft, Swedenborg describes five scenes from his spiritual experiences. In one interesting case, he gets to feel what it's like to wake up in the afterlife.
Gad and Asher
In this fragment Swedenborg notes the correspondences of Gad and Asher, two sons of Jacob.
God the Savior
In this note, Swedenborg lists the key points that describe how God could save us by being born in human form, as Jesus Christ.
Index 2, to Angelic Wisdom Concerning Marriage
This index (2) is a more detailed version of "Marriage Index 1". Both were for a now-missing draft of Swedenborg's work on marriage, "Conjugial Love".
This is a two-paragraph fragment of Swedenborg's thought on how the divine influence takes place in the natural world. It was inscribed by Swedenborg (in around 1750) on the leaflet of the copy of Swammerdam's "Naturae Bible" which he presented to Count Hopkin, and which is now in the possession of the Carolinska Institute in Stockholm.
In this short draft, Swedenborg outlines the Catholic Church's doctrine about justification (which he disagreed with). Summary points are filled in with details from official Council of Trent documents.
Miracles and Signs
Swedenborg outlined a potential work on miracles, and how divine miracles differ from the magic practiced in ancient religions.
In this essay Swedenborg answers nine questions from Thomas Hartley, a reader in England.
Precepts of the Decalog
Swedenborg wrote this as a draft for "The Doctrine of Life", basing it on the Ten Commandments.
Swedenborg prepared this as a concordance for use in writing "True Christian Religion".
In these manuscripts, Swedenborg logged his experiences in the spiritual world, and his reflections about them. They were unpublished until the mid-1800s.
Spiritual Experiences (Interim Diary)
This is a sub-set of "Spiritual Experiences", sometimes called "minor" because Swedenborg used a smaller-sized diary on a publishing journey to Amsterdam.
Summaries in Exposition of Apocalypse
In this study, Swedenborg summarized chapter-level explanations of the internal meaning of the "Book of Revelation".
The Consummation of the Age
Spiritual history traces the rise and fall of "churches" - the spiritual lives and worldviews of peoples. This outline draft describes the spiritual decline of the first Christian church and the beginning of the new Christian era.
The White Horse - Appendix
In 1758, Swedenborg published "The White Horse, using this image from Revelation to illustrate that the Word is written using correspondences between spiritual and natural things. In 1769, he wrote this letter to Rev. Thomas Hartley, providing more examples of places in the Word where horses correspond to the understanding of truth.
True Christian Religion - Additions
After publishing "True Christian Religion" in 1770, Swedenborg drafted these accounts of some spiritual experiences as potential additions to the main work.
The Worship and Love of God (1745)
This work is somewhat unique amongst Swedenborg's writings; it's the only one that was both published AND unfinished. It's a transitional work, between Swedenborg's scientific career and his theological one. In it, he describes the generation and formation of the soul. The work is dramatic in form, and allegorical. The first two Parts present a succession of six Scenes or Acts. Underlying the play, though, you can see Swedenborg's cutting-edge scientific understanding, in 1745.
Swedenborg's Journal of Dreams
In this journal from 1744, Swedenborg logged his dreams and then the spiritual experiences that he started having. It wasn't intended for publication. Instead, with his growing interest in human psychology, it seems to be an attempt by Swedenborg to start tracking and analyzing his own experiences as data.
The Way to a Knowledge of the Soul
The present translation of Swedenborg's treatise "De Via ad Cognitionem Animae" is by James John Garth Wilkinson, M. D., and is reprinted, with some revision, from the first edition of the Posthumous Tracts. In the second reference Dr. Tafel assigns to it the date 1738 and lists it as number 53 in the "Chronological Account." From the contents of this paper it appears that it marks the author's passage from his preliminary investigations concerning the nature of the soul to the more thorough methods which reached their first culmination in his Economy of the Animal Kingdom.
The Word Explained
The full title of this translation is "THE WORD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT EXPLAINED". Swedenborg's interests gradually shifted from the physical sciences to life sciences -- biology, anatomy, and the human body -- especially the brain. He was exploring the interaction between the soul and the body, and - more and more - felt that he needed to approach the topic from a spiritual perspective, i.e. that anatomy wasn't going to find the soul -- but that human spirituality was a deep reality that needed to be better understood. In this work, which is seen by Swedenborg scholars as being transitional, he focuses hard on trying understand and explain the Bible's inner meaning.