November 2013

Happy Birthday John Bigelow!

John Bigelow (November 25, 1817– December 19, 1911) was an American statesman who, as an ambassador to France, helped to win the Civil War for the Union, and later served as Secretary of State under President Ulysses S. Grant. He was also, at various times, editor of the New York Evening Post and one of the founders of the New York Public Library. Read more

New Book Presents Rare Scholarship on Swedenborg’s Life and Influence

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) has been called a scientist, a seer, a visionary, and a philosopher, and his theological writings have been the inspiration for countless people worldwide. To celebrate the designation by UNESCO of Swedenborg’s archived works as a “world memory,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences organized its international “World Memory” symposium to explore the historical context in which Swedenborg worked and his lasting contributions to world culture. Read more

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