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Who is Emanuel Swedenborg? Did He Start a New Church?

Dear Readers, Since Annette and I began this blog in 2012, we have received many expressions of surprise and excitement about the beliefs and ideas presented here. Perhaps it would be helpful, then, to provide more specific information about the

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History

Spiritual Insights Volume 1: God and Creation, by Lee Woofenden

Volume 1 of articles reprinted from Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life is now available in paperback and Kindle formats: This hefty 507 page tome offers a selection of 53 articles organized into three parts: Part 1: Who is God? Part 2:

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Posted in All About God, Books and Literature

Why Isn’t Paul in Swedenborg’s Canon?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Luca: Paul’s letters have a central role in Christian doctrine, yet Swedenborg does not mention them. Why? Thanks. Thanks for the good question, Luca.

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

What Does it Mean that Jesus was “Glorified”?

In a comment here, a reader named Duane asked: What do you mean by “the process of glorification”? This article is an edited version of the next few questions and answers in that thread. When Jesus said to Thomas (not

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Posted in All About God

How did the Incarnation Change God’s Relationship with Us?

In a comment here, a reader named “Seeking to understand” asked some questions about the change in God’s relationship with us from before to after the Incarnation: God “becoming flesh” as Jesus Christ. These questions boiled down to three basic

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Posted in All About God, The Bible Re-Viewed

The Tree of Life, by Louis G. Hoeck – A Swedenborgian Commentary on the Bible

I am pleased to bring back into print a classic Swedenborgian Bible commentary by the Rev. Louis G. Hoeck, originally published in four saddle-stitched volumes in 1940. Though the text is freely available online at various websites, this is the

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How did Swedenborg interpret 1 John 2:2: “He is the propitiation for our sins”?

(Note: This answer, imported from Christianity StackExchange, is more technical and scholarly in style than most of my posts here. However, the subject is worthwhile and informative for people who wish to gain a better understanding of atonement as presented

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

Spiritual Insights Volume 2: The Bible and its Stories, by Lee Woofenden

Sure the Web is great, but books are . . . great too! Introducing Volume 2 of articles reprinted from Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life: (Yes, I started with Volume 2, not Volume 1, of a planned five volume set.

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Where is the Garden of Eden?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by the Rev. Fats Montsho: Does Swedenborg in any of his books geographically describe Eden in detail? Thanks for the interesting question, Rev. Montsho! When we hear “Eden”

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Answering the Lord’s Invitation

The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. (Matthew 25:1)

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Posted in Spiritual Growth, The Bible Re-Viewed
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