We’re pleased to announce that the audio introduction to The Shorter Works of 1763 by Series Editor Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose is now available to listen to on our YouTube channel.
Listen as Dr. Rose reads the book-length introduction he wrote for the New Century Edition translation of The Shorter Works of 1763 by Emanuel Swedenborg. This expert-quality audio introduction to the volume, titled Seeking Greater Engagement, includes an in-depth exploration of Swedenborg’s pause in publishing between 1758 and 1763.
You’ll be fascinated by Dr. Rose’s analysis of how Swedenborg’s publishing and marketing strategies changed during those five years and of the ways in which he began adapting his writing style depending on the audience he was hoping to reach.
At nearly 100 pages in length, the introduction represents months of original research and contains information that has never before been published! Listen now >
About the The Shorter Works of 1763
The four main short works in this volume form the basic foundation of eighteenth-century spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg’s thought on God (The Lord), the Bible (Sacred Scripture), spiritual growth (Life) and belief (Faith). They have commonly been published together in other editions under the collective title The Four Doctrines.
This Deluxe edition publication, translated by the eminent Rev. Dr. George F. Dole, is an extensively indexed and annotated compilation, making it the ultimate guide for well-versed Swedenborgians and the uninitiated alike!
Engage in the writings that influenced centuries of philosophical thought and spiritual/religious movements around Christian reform, Bible interpretation, and the afterlife. Order The Shorter Works of 1763 >
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New Century Edition Support
The NCE team announced in September 2019 that they had achieved a major milestone when Latin translator Lisa Hyatt Cooper finished translating all 15 volumes of Secrets of Heaven. With her completion of that long task, all of Swedenborg’s published theological works have now been translated under NCE guidelines, but there is still much work to be done! In October 2019, Series Editor Dr. Jonathan S. Rose gave an important update about where the ongoing project is and where it goes from here.
If you’re inspired to contribute a gift to the NCE project, your donation will directly support our ongoing scholarly research, Latin to English translations, and publication of the New Century Edition of the Works of Emanuel Swedenborg! You can also choose to give to our newly created Dr. Jonathan S. Rose Translation Endowment Fund to help support translation efforts into the future.
You can make a donation online now or contact Membership and Development Coordinator Gwen Williams at 610-430-3222, ext. 109.
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