Divine Love and Wisdom: New Century Edition
By Emanuel Swedenborg
Translated by George F. Dole
One of Swedenborg's most popular works, this volume describes a loving God who is equally present with all people on earth–regardless of race or religion–and explores the underlying unity of all living things. Read more
Deluxe hardcover, 842 pages (This volume includes both Divine Love and Wisdom and Divine Providence in a single Deluxe hardcover edition.)
Deluxe paperback, 352 pages
Portable paperback and e-book, 224 pages
The New Century Edition is printed in two different editions:
Contains all of the introductions, notes, and supplemental materials. Please note that the Deluxe Edition of Divine Love and Wisdom is currently out of stock while we work on preparing a new edition. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Smaller paperbacks that include the complete text of the translations, but none of the introductions, notes, or other supplemental materials.
In addition to discussing the nature of God, Divine Love and Wisdom examines the purpose of creation as well as the relationship between the physical and spiritual worlds. One of its unusual features is an extended exploration of the way the heart and lungs in the human body relate symbolically to the faculties of love and wisdom in the heart and mind. The most purely philosophical title of Swedenborg’s later theological works, Divine Love and Wisdom is also the one with the strongest affinities to modern secular discourse—that is to say, it develops theological concepts for the most part without reference to the Bible.