• Way of Wisdom

    Meditations on Love and Service

    By Emanuel Swedenborg
    Edited by Grant R. Schnarr and Erik J. Buss

    Over a hundred quotations from the writings of Swedish scientist-turned-seer Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) that inspire and challenge the reader to live selflessly. Read more

    Paperback, 160 pages

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Emanuel Swedenborg wrote about a way to understand the Divine and the self, a path that leads to fulfillment and meaning both here and in the afterlife—the way of wisdom. This collection of 100 quotations, adapted for present-day readers, is arranged for meditation, self-reflection, and personal growth. The quotations challenge the reader to grow in understanding of relationships with God, self, and others.

About the Author

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) was a Swedish scientist, nobleman, and theologian who spent his life investigating the mysteries of the soul. Born in Stockholm to a staunchly Lutheran family, he graduated from the University of Uppsala and then traveled to England, Holland, France, and Germany to study the leading scientists of the time. He gained favor with Sweden’s King Charles XII, who gave him the position of overseer of the Swedish mining industry. Later, he was given a seat on the Swedish House of Nobles by Charles XII’s successor, Queen Ulrika Eleonora. Between 1743 and 1745 he began to have visions of heaven, hell, and Jesus Christ which resulted in a stream of books about the nature of God, the afterlife, and the inner meaning of the Bible. He devoted the last decades of his life to studying Scripture and presenting his own unique theology to the world.

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