The Shorter Works of 1763, our latest New Century Edition title, was published as a Deluxe edition hardcover in August 2020 and is now available to download as an ePub (free) or Kindle e-book ($2.99)!
The four main short works in this volume form the basic foundation of eighteenth-century spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg’s thought on God (The Lord), the Bible (Sacred Scripture), spiritual growth (Life), and belief (Faith). They have often been published together as the “Four Doctrines.”
This Deluxe edition, translated by the eminent Rev. Dr. George F. Dole, is an extensively indexed and annotated compilation, making it the ultimate guide for well-versed Swedenborgians and the uninitiated alike!
Download your digital copy today and engage in the writings that influenced centuries of philosophical thought and spiritual/religious movements around Christian reform, Bible interpretation, and the afterlife.
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Another special feature of TheShorter Works of 1763 is Seeking Greater Engagement, Series Editor Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose’s book-length introduction that explores Swedenborg’s pause in publishing between 1758 and 1763.
You’ll be fascinated by Dr. Rose’s analysis of how Swedenborg’s publishing and marketing strategies changed during those five years and of the ways in which Swedenborg began adapting his writing style depending on the audience he was hoping to reach.
At nearly 100 pages in length, the introduction represents months of original research and contains information that has never before been published!
Enjoy this introduction while you read your new e-book or print copy, or listen for free to professional-quality audio of Dr. Rose reading the introduction on the Swedenborg Foundation’s YouTube channel!
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The New Century Edition of the Works of Emanuel Swedenborg is unique in Swedenborgian scholarship in that it’s the first translation of Swedenborg’s eighteenth-century Latin writings to be produced using a unified set of standards. Internationally recognized scholars write introductions that set each work in its historical context, making these translations the ultimate reference tool for anyone who wants to delve into Swedenborg!
Your contribution will provide direct support to our ongoing scholarly research, Latin to English translations, and publication of these important theological works. You have the option of making a donation directly to the NCE to support our day-to-day translation work or giving to the Jonathan S. Rose Translation Endowment Fund, where donations are invested to provide long-term income and ongoing support for our translation efforts.
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