This verse-by-verse exposition of the book of Revelation was not completed or published in Swedenborg’s lifetime; he stopped several chapters from the end and then started a completely new work on the same subject, which he published as Apocalypse Revealed (Revelation Unveiled).

This work includes detailed explanations of parallel passages from the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament as well as commentary on a number of other theological topics.

Volume 6 covers Revelation 17-19 and includes the short works “On Divine Love and Divine Wisdom,” “The Athanasian Creed,” and “Concerning the Lord and concerning the Holy Spirit.”

About the Author

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) was a Swedish scientist, nobleman, and theologian who spent his life investigating the mysteries of the soul. Born in Stockholm to a staunchly Lutheran family, he graduated from the University of Uppsala and then traveled to England, Holland, France, and Germany to study the leading scientists of the time. He gained favor with Sweden’s King Charles XII, who gave him the position of overseer of the Swedish mining industry. Later, he was given a seat on the Swedish House of Nobles by Charles XII’s successor, Queen Ulrika Eleonora. Between 1743 and 1745 he began to have visions of heaven, hell, and Jesus Christ which resulted in a stream of books about the nature of God, the afterlife, and the inner meaning of the Bible. He devoted the last decades of his life to studying Scripture and presenting his own unique theology to the world.

The Redesigned Standard Edition is a thirty-volume collection of the only complete edition of Swedenborg’s theological writings currently available from the Swedenborg Foundation. Originally translated and published in the early 1900s, the RSE casebound set was redesigned and printed in a more readable format under the direction of William R. Woofenden.

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