A Scientist Explores Spirit
A Biography of Emanuel Swedenborg
Author : George Dole and Robert H. Kirven
Format : Paperback, 102 pages
Release date : 1997
This book introduces the life and spiritual thought of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). A Swedish scientist and statesman, he underwent an extraordinary religious experience at age 55 and spent his last twenty-seven years producing thirty volumes that detailed his visionary experiences. Richly illustrated, the book includes a chronology of Swedenborg's life, a bibliography of his works, and an outline of his key theological concepts.
Author Bio :
Rev. Dr. George F. Dole holds a B.A. from Yale, an M.A. from Oxford, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Now professor emeritus, Dr. Dole taught ancient languages, the Bible, and theology at the Swedenborg School of Religion in Newton, MA. His recent translations of the New Century Editions of Heaven and Hell, Divine Love and Wisdom, and Divine Providence have won critical acclaim. He is also the author of Freedom and Evil and Sorting Things Out.
Robert H. Kirven was president and professor emeritus of the Swedenborg School of Religion in Newton, Massachusetts. He held degrees from the University of Chicago, Andover Newton Theological School, and Brandeis University, where he earned a Ph.D. in the history of ideas.
"Swedenborg is like a whole Himalayan Range of the mind. This biography, . . . as from a mountain top, presents the whole vista of wisdom."
- Wilson Van Dusen, Author of 'Beauty, Wonder, and the Mystical Mind'; 'Design of Existence'; and 'The Presence of Other Worlds'.
Link to free eBook at the Swedenborg Foundation