• The New Church in the New World

    A Study of Swedenborgianism in America

    By Marguerite Beck Block

    A history of the spread of the Church of the New Jerusalem, also known as the New Church, in the United States. The church is based on the writings of Swedish visionary Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). Read more

    Paperback, 512 pages


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The Church of the New Jerusalem or New Church sprang up in the late eighteenth century based on the writings of Swedish visionary Emanuel Swedenborg. The focus of this history is how the church spread through the United States, from its introduction in Philadelphia shortly after the American Revolution to its development through the nineteenth century. Originally published in 1932, this volume remains the most comprehensive book on New Church history in print.

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Marguerite Block received a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University, expanding her dissertation into the book The New Church in the New World, published in 1932, which remains the most comprehensive history of the Church of the New Jerusalem in print. Block was integral in the founding of Columbia University’s religion department and edited the journal Review of Religion. She was also curator of Columbia’s Bush Collection of Religion and Culture.

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