Jonathan Rose, Series Editor of the New Century Edition of the Works of Emanuel Swedenborg, narrates the video. It provides a brief overview of Swedenborg’s astonishing accomplishments, then reviews five of Swedenborg’s most popular books.
At the end of the video there are clickable links to pages where you can either purchase print and Kindle editions or download free e-versions of each of the five recommended books. You’ll also find these links after the YouTube video description below.
Here is the description of the video from the Swedenborg Foundation’s YouTube channel:
Published on Jun 7, 2013
Emanuel Swedenborg is a fascinating historical figure. Though he was at the top of many of his fields of study in 18th century Europe, he remains relatively unknown in the world today. This may well be because of one of the most unique features of Swedenborg’s career: in his mid-fifties, he underwent a series of spiritual experiences that completely changed the trajectory of his life. He reported having extensive visions and insight into the afterlife, the nature of God, and the purpose of life here on earth. He spent the rest of his days writing down and publishing his spiritual findings in an incredibly systematic, coherent way. He ended up writing twenty-seven volumes on spirituality, which had a significant impact on many important thinkers of his century and those that followed.
You can purchase print and Kindle editions, or download free epub and PDF versions, at the following links: