• Divine Providence: The New Century Edition

    By Emanuel Swedenborg
    Translated by George F. Dole

    Swedenborg undertakes the difficult task of explaining why a perfectly loving God would allow the existence of pain, suffering, and evil in the world. 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, 494 pages

    Portable paperback and e-book, 319 pages

    The New Century Edition is printed in two different editions:

    Deluxe Edition

    Contains all of the introductions, notes, and supplemental materials. The Deluxe Edition of Divine Providence is currently out of stock as we prepare a new edition. We apologize for the inconvenience.


    Portable Edition

    Smaller paperbacks that include the complete text of the translations, but none of the introductions, notes, or other supplemental materials.

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This work contains Swedenborg’s solution to the “problem of evil”—that is, to the question of how one is to reconcile the notion of a loving God with the existence of evil, hardship, and suffering. It is also something of a self-help book, showing what the individual needs to do in order to change inwardly. As a part of its general presentation of the action of divine providence, it includes a nuanced discussion of freedom of the will and arguments against two traditional Christian notions: that some people are predestined to hell and that it is possible to be saved instantly.

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