• With Absolute Respect

    The Swedenborgian Theology of Charles Carroll Bonney

    By George F. Dole and Charles C. Bonney
    Swedenborg Studies #3

    George F. Dole discusses the religious background of Charles Carroll Bonney, the lawyer who organized the 1893 Parliament of World Religions at the Chicago World's Fair. Read more

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“I was led to feel that all my life had been a preparation for this work; and that in a thousand ways provision had been made for its extraordinary needs.” So wrote Charles Carroll Bonney, a Chicago lawyer, of his work in organizing the first Parliament of World’s Religions in 1893. In this short work, George F. Dole examines Bonney’s theology and personal beliefs, which were inspired by Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772).

Also included in this volume are two essays by Bonney himself, “The Genesis of the World’s Religious Congresses of 1893” and “A World’s Congress at the World’s Fair.”

About the Author

George F. Dole holds a BA from Yale, an MA from Oxford, and a PhD from Harvard. Now professor emeritus, Dr. Dole taught ancient languages, the Bible, and theology at the Swedenborg School of Religion in Newton, Massachusetts. He is also the author of Freedom and Evil, Sorting Things Out, and A Book about Us. He lives in Bath, Maine.

About the Swedenborg Studies Series

Swedenborg Studies is a scholarly series published by the Swedenborg Foundation. The primary purpose of the series is to make materials available for understanding the life and thought of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) and the impact his thought has had on others. The Foundation undertakes to publish original studies and English translations and to republish primary sources that are otherwise difficult to access.

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