Scribe of Heaven
Swedenborg's Life, Work, and Impact
Editor : Jonathan S. Rose, Stuart Shotwell, M.L. Betucci
Translator : Lisa Hyatt Cooper
Format : Deluxe paperback. Includes an introduction that places the work in its historical context, annotations explaining obscure references within the text, indexes, bibliographies, and other reference material.
Series : New Century Edition
The essays in this volume testify to the far-reaching effects of Emanuel Swedenborg's works in Western culture. This book serves as a
self-contained resource on Swedenborg's life and thought and as a gateway into further exploration of the labyrinthine garden of Swedenborg's
works. It includes a biography; lively overviews of the content and history of Swedenborg's writings on spiritual topics; and essays tracing
Swedenborg's impact in various regions of the world. Three generous bibliographies round out the volume with data on recommended texts, on
Swedenborg's own extensive life works, and on the many sources cited in this volume itself. Copious notes and a thorough index assist the reader in mining the wealth of facts, themes, and personalities discussed in this one-of-a-kind book.
"Scribe of Heaven is probably the best reader's guide to Swedenborg's life, works, and influence ever yet written.
These essays by a panel of outstanding writers and leading Swedenborg scholars comprise a magnificent feast for newcomers to Swedenborg and a digest of wisdom for those who have studied him for many years. Original research, fresh insights, and stimulating discussion are supported by the most comprehensive Swedenborg bibliography to date."
Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Chair of Esoteric Studies, University of Wales Lampeter.
"Inspired by an encyclopedic vision and written by an international team of experts, Scribe of Heaven is the most comprehensive and most reliable
study of the life, work, and wide cultural influence of Emanuel Swedenborg that has ever been published. Both the general reader and the scholar will use it with profit and delight."
Bernhard Lang, Professor of Old Testament and Religious Studies, University of Paderborn, Germany; and University of St. Andrews, Scotland