The possible existence of extraterrestrial life led in the eighteenth century to a heated debate on the unique status of the human being and of Christianity. Swedish natural philosopher and theologian Emanuel Swedenborg was one of those who discussed the new scientific worldview and its implications for theology.
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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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Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) made abstract works inspired by her occult practices. The results overflow with spiritual insight.
The question has been asked before: how influenced was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the renowned German Lutheran pastor and theologian who led the resistance against Hitler and was executed for it, by his favorite grandmother’s Swedenborgian commitments? The answer may lie partly in the vision shared by both Swedenborg and Bonhoeffer of a dramatic new era unfolding now in the divine plan.
Seeing the inherent value in one another would help to heal our world. Writer and philosopher George Gantz offers a way to access such a perspective.
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