O novo pensamento cristão baseia-se nas obras teológicas de meados do século XVII de Emanuel Swedenborg. Ele publicou duas obras inovadoras de interpretação da Bíblia e outros 16 livros sobre a natureza de Deus, humanidade, realidade e vida após a morte. Aqui, reunimos uma grande colecção on-line multilingue. Explore-a!
Escritos de Emanuel Swedenborg: Uma nova filosofia para uma nova igreja em um novo mundo
Obras Teológicas Publicadas
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 of the new Christian church.
A Interação da Alma e do Corpo
Como é que a alma interage com o corpo? Swedenborg era um teólogo, e um dos principais neurocientistas da sua época. Aqui está o que ele tinha a dizer sobre isso.
Esta é uma explicação detalhada do significado interior das visões de João, como ele as descreveu no "Livro do Apocalipse", ou "Apocalipse".
Este trabalho explica o significado interior do Génesis e do Êxodo. A visão geral dos capítulos é sustentada pela análise do simbolismo das palavras bíblicas.
Continuação Do Juizo Final
Este livro complementa duas obras anteriores da Swedenborg, "The Last Judgment" e "Heaven and Hell".
Estamos livres? Como é que o Senhor opera nas nossas vidas? Como podemos equiparar um Deus amoroso com o mal óbvio no mundo? É assim que funciona...
Do Juizo Final
No final de cada "era" espiritual da história humana, há um "último julgamento", uma mudança de mar espiritual. A Primeira Igreja Cristã teve seu último julgamento em meados do século XVII, abrindo o caminho para que idéias mais novas e mais verdadeiramente cristãs pudessem fluir.
Doutrina Da Fe
Só a fé é exequível? Não. Neste trabalho, a Swedenborg argumenta de forma cuidadosa e convincente que não é. Ele descreve o que é a fé, como trabalhamos para desenvolvê-la, e como ela deve ser conjugada com a caridade, ou seja, amor ao próximo, para ser fé real.
Doutrina de Vida
O que é suposto fazermos com as nossas vidas? Este pequeno trabalho explica os passos para a regeneração e como podemos limpar o terreno e permitir que o Senhor implante e alimente um bom conjunto de amores dentro de nós. É um livro prático; um guia para a felicidade eterna.
Doutrina Do Senhor
Este trabalho descreve a compreensão cristã ideal da verdadeira natureza de Deus, com extensas referências ao Antigo e ao Novo Testamento.
O Céu E o Inferno
Vamos a algum lado quando morremos? Swedenborg descreve o mundo espiritual como um verdadeiro "lugar" que opera em um plano diferente do mundo físico.
Terras no Universo
A Swedenborg era simultaneamente uma cientista física e uma psicóloga precoce. Ele aprendeu técnicas de meditação, e registrou suas experiências espirituais. Em alguns casos, ele descreveu o encontro com pessoas espiritualmente conscientes de outros planetas.
Esboços Teológicos, Índices, Diários...
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".)
What does it really mean to be charitable? Swedenborg outlines the topic in this brief draft.
Conversa com Calvino
Swedenborg era bem conhecido por suas vívidas descrições de experiências espirituais. Neste manuscrito, ele descreve uma conversa que teve com João Calvino no mundo espiritual.
Coronis (An Appendix to True Christian Religion)
In this collection of Bible passages, Swedenborg makes that case that the old Christian church was dying and that a new one, based on a fuller understanding of the Word, was being formed.
This is a pre-cursor draft of the work entitled "The Lord," It outlines the nature of the Lord Jesus Christ as God Incarnate.
This draft was a precursor to "The Divine Love and Wisdom". It describes how Divine Love operates in the physical universe, and in our lives.
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.
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 - Angelic Wisdom about Marriage - 1
This index was for a missing rough draft of Swedenborg's main published work on marriage, "Conjugial Love".
Index - Apocalypse Revealed - 1
This is an English translation of the first draft of an index made by Swedenborg for his 1766 work, "Apocalypse Revealed." It was succeeded by a fair copy second draft.
Index - Arcana Coelestia - 1
This is the Latin text of the first draft of an index made by Swedenborg for his 1749-1757 work, "Arcana Coelestia." The manuscript was followed by a second draft fair copy that was not finished, which is also available in this system. The entries in the two manuscripts have been synced up by the Heavenly Doctrine Publishing Foundation's editorial team, to allow for easy comparison.
Index - Arcana Coelestia (Hyde edition)
This is an English translation of the Latin index to "Arcana Coelestia" based on two draft indexes that Swedenborg made, with additional inputs from Beyer's index, and other places in Swedenborg's works.
Índice - Arcanos Celestes - 2
Este índice foi compilado mas não publicado pelo próprio Swedenborg. É uma tradução inglesa baseada na tradução anterior do Rev. James Hyde em 1909, e no texto latino transcrito e editado por John Elliot em 2004.
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.
Last Judgment (Posthumous)
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".
Miracles and Signs
Swedenborg outlined a potential work on miracles, and how divine miracles differ from the magic practiced in ancient religions.
On the Athanasian Creed
In this short work Swedenborg describes the core theological problems relating to the Trinity, as it was described in the Athanasian Creed.
Precepts of the Decalog
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.
Spiritual Experiences-Word Explained
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.
Summaries in Exposition of Apocalypse
In this study, Swedenborg summarized chapter-level explanations of the internal meaning of the "Book of Revelation".
The Inner Meaning of the Prophets and Psalms
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.
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.
The Word Explained (1746)
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.
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 (1744)
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 (1734)
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.