The mission of the Swedenborg Foundation is to foster an affirmative, informed, and increasingly broad engagement with the theological message disclosed by Emanuel Swedenborg.
The Swedenborg Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to help people learn about Emanuel Swedenborg. We are currently in the process of creating a new translation of his works from the original Latin — The New Century Edition of the Works of Emanuel Swedenborg — and we also maintain the older Standard Edition.
Part of our mission is to help people find new ways to engage with Swedenborg’s thought, and our most important outlet for doing so is the offTheLeftEye YouTube channel, home to our weekly webcast Swedenborg & Life. We offer daily inspiration through the offTheLeftEye Facebook page as well as a wide range of free resources through this website. Through our editorial department we produce contemporary books and articles on Swedenborg’s ideas and how they relate to individual spiritual growth as well as scholarly explorations of Swedenborg’s life and continuing impact.
The Swedenborg Foundation was founded in 1849 and chartered by the state of New York in 1850 as the American Swedenborg Printing and Publishing Society. The sole purpose of this new organization was to print and distribute the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. In 1928 the name was changed to the Swedenborg Foundation and the purposes broadened to include publication of closely related works and educational programs. Through its publications efforts, the Foundation has distributed or sold hundreds of thousands of copies of Swedenborg’s works and related materials the world over. The Foundation operates as an independent, nonprofit, and charitable corporation dependent on public support.
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