Dictionary of Correspondences
The Key to Biblical Interpretation
By George Nicholson
The Dictionary of Correspondences is the most comprehensive reference in print to Emanuel Swedenborg's system of correspondences, a symbolic key to interpreting the inner meaning of the Bible. Read more
Paperback, 400 pages
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Interwoven with Emanuel Swedenborg’s commentary on the Bible is his system of correspondences, which describes the relationship between the spiritual and the physical worlds in symbolic terms. For Swedenborg, specific people, places, animals, and objects represented spiritual principles or ideas – for example, light corresponds to truth, darkness to ignorance. Using this system, he interpreted the Bible in a radically new way, using it to illuminate the path to spiritual growth.
First compiled in the decades following Swedenborg’s death, the Dictionary of Correspondences has been continually revised and reprinted for over two hundred years. It provides an essential reference to Swedenborg’s complex thought that can be used by students, scholars, and the curious alike.