May 2014

Swedenborg on Social Inequality

Pope Francis recently created a stir with a Latin tweet (yes, the pontiff has a Twitter account) that read “Iniquitas radix malorum,” or, in the English version, “Inequality is the root of social evil.” While fiscally conservative Catholics expressed discomfort with the economic implications of the statement, it’s firmly in line with Pope Francis’s emphasis on ministering to the poor. What would Swedenborg say? Read more

Happy Birthday George Inness!

Today is the birthday of American landscape painter George Inness (May 1, 1825-August 3, 1894). Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Inness has been called “the father of American landscape painting.” He is sometimes categorized as a Tonalist because of his moody dark scenes and his work often emphasizes the connection between nature and spirit. Read more

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