Our Scholars on Swedenborg blog features articles written by Swedenborgian academics with an emphasis on how religious pluralism has been used to solve some of the most pressing issues of the past and present.
This year marks the centennial anniversary of American women winning the right to vote on August 18, 1920. How did their victory come about? What happened in the century leading up to the legalization of women’s suffrage? Where did the idea even come from? Read more
How did a young Swede become, after William Wilberforce, the second most important abolitionist in England’s history? The answer: he read Swedenborg. Read more
What’s the story behind a Swedenborgian minister changing his name from Herman Vetterling to Philangi Dàsa, founding and editing the first Buddhist periodical in America, and publishing a fat book called Swedenborg the Buddhist? It’s complicated. Read more
A celebrated philosopher of religion ponders Swedenborg and other evidence of the afterlife. Read more
An acclaimed astronomer, Swedenborg’s deductions about the physical universe were brilliant. Was he also onto something about its spiritual nature? Read more
The Last Judgment is yesterday’s news. But its results are today’s.
New research shows Swedenborg’s far reach into the Fourth Way movement.
A new book shows how a quarter-millennium after his death Swedenborg continues to build effective bridges between science and spirituality. Read more
Sufism and Swedenborg share similar teachings about a spiritual world senior to this world. Read more
Part I of Mundus Imaginalis, or the Imaginary and the Imaginal Read more