Scholars on Swedenborg

Did Swedenborg Study Kabbalah? Part 2: Probing His Historical Context

In order to create a more complete picture of Swedenborg’s relationship to kabbalah, a comparison of these two great traditions must be complemented by historical evidence of his intimacy with the Jewish esoteric teaching; and scholars have done so by taking into consideration the prevalence of kabbalistic thought during Swedenborg’s time, citing his connection with its proponents both at home and in the European intellectual community at large. Read more

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