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Swedenborg's secret

by LARS BERGQUIST | 01 January 2005
Hardback
Category: General Biography
Synopsis
Swedenborg's Secret is the first major study of the eighteenth-century Swedish philosopher and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) to be published in English for over fifty years, being a translation of the critically acclaimed Swedish biography Swedenborg's Hemlighet (1999). Beautifully designed and illustrated throughout with ten color plates and forty-four black-and-white pictures, Swedenborg's Secret is an authoritative and full-length biography that is immensely readable. Using a wealth of historical material, Lars Bergquist paints a vivid portrait of an ambitious and practical man who was one of the greatest figures of the Enlightenment, a polymath who was a poet, inventor, mathematician, mineralogist, anatomist, and cosmologist. Bergquist also reveals Swedenborg to be a "man of two worlds," someone who not only played an active part in the political life of his nation but who was also a spiritual visionary, setting out a stunning vision of human destiny in works such as Heaven and Hell and New Jerusalem . Swedenborg's Secret reclaims Swedenborg from the margins of contemporary thought and places him where he belongs: as a founding figure of modern spirituality and Western philosophy. The book also contains a chronology of Swedenborg's life and contemporary events, an appendix listing the contents of Swedenborg's personal library and other books he was known to have owned or read, a comprehensive bibliography, and a full index.
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Synopsis
Swedenborg's Secret is the first major study of the eighteenth-century Swedish philosopher and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) to be published in English for over fifty years, being a translation of the critically acclaimed Swedish biography Swedenborg's Hemlighet (1999). Beautifully designed and illustrated throughout with ten color plates and forty-four black-and-white pictures, Swedenborg's Secret is an authoritative and full-length biography that is immensely readable. Using a wealth of historical material, Lars Bergquist paints a vivid portrait of an ambitious and practical man who was one of the greatest figures of the Enlightenment, a polymath who was a poet, inventor, mathematician, mineralogist, anatomist, and cosmologist. Bergquist also reveals Swedenborg to be a "man of two worlds," someone who not only played an active part in the political life of his nation but who was also a spiritual visionary, setting out a stunning vision of human destiny in works such as Heaven and Hell and New Jerusalem . Swedenborg's Secret reclaims Swedenborg from the margins of contemporary thought and places him where he belongs: as a founding figure of modern spirituality and Western philosophy. The book also contains a chronology of Swedenborg's life and contemporary events, an appendix listing the contents of Swedenborg's personal library and other books he was known to have owned or read, a comprehensive bibliography, and a full index.
€27.93
83 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780854481439
Format - Hardback
Publisher -
Published - 01/01/2005
Categories - All, Books, Biography & True Crime, Biography, General Biography
No. of Pages - 538
Weight - 1176
Edition - 1
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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