Swedenborg and His Readers
By John Chadwick
Edited by Stephen McNeilly
Swedenborg and His Readers by John Chadwick is a collection of essays that addresses the problems of translation. The essays focus on Chadwick’s groundbreaking work as a translator of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) and seek to bridge the cultural and historical divide between readers of today and texts written in centuries past. Read more
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Swedenborg and His Readers by John Chadwick is a collection of essays that addresses the problems of translation and the bridging of the cultural and historical divide between readers of today and texts written in centuries past. The essays focus on Chadwick’s groundbreaking work as a translator of Swedish philosopher and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), but many of the issues raised are applicable to the broader study of language beyond that. This volume is the first in the Journal of the Swedenborg Society series. It contains five essays by John Chadwick entitled:
- “Swedenborg and His Readers”
- “On Translating The True Christian Religion”
- “On Conjugial Love”
- “On The Worlds in Space”
- “The Translator and the Latin Text”
Also included in the volume are “A Personal Tribute to John Chadwick” by G. P. Dawson; an introduction by Stephen McNeilly, a bibliography, and an index.
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