This brief work 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".
What are we supposed to do with our lives? This little work explains the steps towards regeneration and how we can clear the ground and allow the Lord to implant and nurture a good set of loves within us. It's a practical book; a how-to guide to eternal happiness.
This work describes the ideal Christian understanding of the real nature of God, with extensive references to the Old and New Testaments.
At the end of each spiritual "age" in human history, there's a "last judgment", a spiritual sea change. The First Christian Church had its last judgment in the mid-1700's, clearing the way for newer, more truly Christian ideas to flow in.
This book supplements two of Swedenborg's earlier works, "The Last Judgement" and "Heaven and Hell".
This work surveys the fundamental doctrines of the New Christian Church - about the Lord, the Ten Commandments, faith, charity, repentance, reformation, regeneration, and much more.
Swedenborg was both a physical scientist and an early psychologist. He learned meditation techniques, and recorded his spiritual experiences. In some cases, he described meeting spiritually aware people from other planets.
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.
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".)
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this fragment Swedenborg notes the correspondences of Gad and Asher, two sons of Jacob.
In this note, Swedenborg lists the key points that describe how God could save us by being born in human form, as Jesus Christ.
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 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.
This manuscript was a draft for the published work, "A Continuation concerning the Last Judgment".
This is a rough sketch for Swedenborg's work entitled "De Amore Conjugiali", usually titled in in English as "Conjugial Love" or "Marriage Love".
Swedenborg outlined a potential work on miracles, and how divine miracles differ from the magic practiced in ancient religions.
In this short work Swedenborg describes the core theological problems relating to the Trinity, as it was described in the Athanasian Creed.
Swedenborg wrote this as a draft for "The Doctrine of Life", basing it on the Ten Commandments.
In these manuscripts, Swedenborg logged his experiences in the spiritual world, and his reflections about them. They were unpublished until the mid-1800s.
This work dates from early in Swedenborg's transition from scientist to theologian. It's interesting; this shows his initial effort to explain the internal meaning of the Word.
In this study, Swedenborg summarized chapter-level explanations of the internal meaning of the "Book of Revelation".
This study is a nicely organized overview/study guide for the internal sense of the books of the Prophets in the Old Testament, and all of the Psalms. Originally translated by Rev. J. E. Schreck in 1900, it was updated by NCBS editors in 2015.
This is Swedenborg's draft of a potential supplement to his work on "The White Horse."
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 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.
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.
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