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Visionary Savant in the Age of Reason - Ernst Benz
The distinguished German theologian Ernst Benz documents the rich and fascinating life of Emanuel Swedenborg, who claims an exceptional place in history as both a scientist and a visionary. Also an active statesman, Swedenborg accomplished major engineering feats, contributed numerous groundbreaking studies in a variety of scientific fields, and played a prominent role in Swedish public institutions. "Ernst Benz's book offers the best access to Swedenborg's thought. This translation will serve many students, especially those of the Western esoteric traditions. The remarkable introduction by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke is simply the best and most comprehensive short text on Swedenborg I've ever read." ---Prof. Antoine Faivre, Sorbonne, Paris Ernst Benz (1907--1978) was a professor of Church History at the University of Marburg. Benz's bibliography embraces hundreds of learned articles and some fifty books, ranging from studies of Eastern Orthodox churches and Asian religions to mystical sources of German Romanticism and the interaction of theology and science in such movements as Mesmerism and electrotheology. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke is the author of Paracelsus and The Occult Roots of Nazism. Dr. Goodrick-Clarke also translated Swedenborg and New Paradigm Science by Ursula Groll for the Swedenborg Foundation.