Most people who cite Swedenborg’s writings use what is currently known as the Standard Edition, the English translation produced in the early 1900s. In the 1990s, these translations were electronically input in order to create a new typeset version, and at the same time some of the language was updated and clarified by the project editor, William Ross Woofenden. These volumes are known as the Redesigned Standard Edition.
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Indented titles in the list below are components of the larger volumes that can be downloaded separately.
Apocalypse Explained, volume 6 (including the three works listed separately below)
Collected Minor Works (including: “Five Memorable Relations,” “Conversations with Angels,” “Justification and Good Works,” “A Conversation with Calvin and Fifty of His Followers Concerning the Athanasian Creed,” “God the Savior,” “Jesus Christ,” “Specimen and Sketch of the Doctrine of the New Church in Summary,” “Theological Extracts from Swedenborg’s Correspondence,” and “Gad and Asher”)