Charity: The Practice of Neighborliness
Author : Emanuel Swedenborg
Editor : William Woofenden
Format : Paperback. 76 pages
Release date : 1999
Charity is not only about giving to those in need, but in a broader sense about loving your neighbor and doing good things for other people without thought of reward. So wrote Swedish visionary Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), who believed that charity, along with faith, was part of the foundation of spiritual practice.
This work combines two of Swedenborg's unpublished manuscripts to form a practical, inspirational handbook for applying the principle of doing good to daily life. It is a practical treatment of the problems of social order, government, and daily life. The essence of true charity is shown to be a love one feels towards the goodness, however small, that is in all persons.