Loving ourselves poisons when not salted by love for neighbor.
Swedenborg & the Work of the Foundation
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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Explore more of Emanuel Swedenborg’s ideas about this life and the next through our wide selection of printed books and e-books. As part of our mission to make Swedenborg's writings accessible, our New Century Edition books are available for free download!
The Shorter Works of 1763 The four short works in this volume form the basic foundation of Swedenborg's thought on God (The Lord), the Bible (Sacred Scripture), spiritual growth (Life) and belief (Faith). This annotated edition presents exclusive new research into the history of these works and Swedenborg’s publishing and writing strategies.Learn more
Recent Blog Posts
Swedenborg ripened into being both sophisticated and childlike—a most productive combination.
Among the recurring difficulties faced by translators of Swedenborg’s works are his repeated references to goodness and truth. The difficulties lie not so much in what he has to say about them (though that is certainly extraordinary), but in the way he chooses to say it.
Sometimes we are just looking for a reassuring sign.
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“As most people today have absolutely no idea what a life of freedom is, let me offer this brief definition: freedom, or a life of freedom, is solely and simply being led by the Lord.”