George was a key figure in the New Century Edition, an architect of the project and one of its four translators.
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Established in 1849, the Swedenborg Foundation serves to publish, preserve, and promote the life-guiding principles of eighteenth-century Christian mystic and spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg through a variety of spiritual growth books and webcasts.
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In the April 29 Netflix release Things Heard and Seen, a young professor and his wife (George and Catherine Claire) move from New York City to the Hudson Valley, where he has just landed a job at the fictional Saginaw College. George promptly runs into a professor who declares that he is a believer in Emanuel Swedenborg, one of a group of people in the area who follow Swedenborg’s teachings. But how much of what’s in the move reflects what Swedenborg actually wrote?
Just as no art historian would think of studying Picasso without considering the different phases and periods of his paintings, no serious reader of Swedenborg should lack awareness of the sequence and time frame in which his works were published.
Angels commune with us constantly, but it works even better when we collaborate.
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“The Lord is leading every spirit toward himself through angels and through an inflow from heaven, but spirits who are absorbed in evil resist strenuously and virtually tear themselves away from the Lord. They are drawn by their evil—by hell, that is—as though it were a rope; and because they are drawn and want to follow because of their love of evil, it follows that they freely cast themselves into hell.”