Visionary Scientist

  • Visionary Scientist
  • Visionary Scientist

Visionary Scientist


by Swedenborg Foundation



Visionary Scientist
The Effects of Science and Philosophy on Swedenborg's Cosmology
Author : Inge Jonsson
Translator : Catherine Djurklou
Foreword/Introduction by : David Lorimer
Format : Paperback, 249 pages
Release date : 1999

Distinguished Swedish scholar Inge Jonsson examines Swedenborg's philosophy of nature, his cosmology, and physiological and psychological theories and shows how Swedenborg's unique spiritual perspective was rooted in his early scientific endeavors and in agreement with contemporary science.

Author Bio

Inge Jonsson was professor of Comparative Literature at Stockholm University from 1973 to 1994. From 1988 to 1994, he also served as rector of the university. He has written four books on various aspects of Swedenborg's thinking, two volumes on the history of literary theory, and a number of articles on research policy and university administration problems. He also served as president of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History, and Antiquities from 1993 to 2001 and has written a history of the institution.