Emanuel Swedenborg: The Development of His Thought
Author : Martin Lamm
Format : Hardback, 354 pages
Release date : 2000
Now available for the first time in English is an unrivaled classic: an indispensable work on the evolution of Swedenborg's philosophical system. Swedish scholar Martin Lamm shows that Swedenborg's scientifically based worldview was not changed by his religious revelations. Rather, the visions completed and corroborated the picture. Each explains the other - Swedenborg's theological system remains unintelligible without establishing its relationship to the philosophical concepts developed in his scientific works.
Author Bio :
Martin Lamm was a member of the Swedish Academy and chairman of the Department of History of Literature at Stockholm University.
He demonstrates that there is a logical and consistent line of thought developed from Swedenborg's earliest childhood experiences to his most mature theological statements. His scientifically based worldview was not changed by his religious revelations, rather by his visions.