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Life after death and the Spiritual World according to Swedenborg
Debates with Devils

Debates with Devils - Donald L. Rose

For a quarter-century, Emanuel Swedenborg visited the spiritual realm, where God permitted him to converse with spiritual beings. In 1996, the Swedenborg Foundation published Conversations -with Angels, which reveals the wisdom imparted to Swedenborg by heavenly spirits. This companion piece presents Swedenborg's encounters with spirits of another sort, narratives that are arranged thematically by Donald Rose and newly translated by Lisa Hyatt Cooper from several of Swedenborg's works. The evil spirits display their delusions about God and human relations.

Rose explains the nature of these experiences and of Swedenborg's experience of hell as the provision of a merciful God who seeks restraint rather than vengeance, who allows people to choose a life of hell, but "bends them towards 'a milder hell.'" Leonard Fox's introduction explores Swedenborg's concept of evil within the context of various religions. Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) was a Swedish statesman and scholar. After making significant scientific discoveries, Swedenborg underwent a spiritual crisis that led to an unparalleled series of spiritual encounters. He recorded these encounters in thirty volumes, believing himself to be carrying out God's will that humanity might know the truth of eternal life.

Features:
Swedenborg and the Devil
The First Encounter
The nature of Devils and Hell
Hell's paradoxical cunning
Madness and Evil Spirits
The Conquest of Devils in the Ministry of Christ

Specifications:
Paperback: 154 pages
Publisher: Chrysalis Books (April 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0877853851
ISBN-13: 978-0877853855
Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 17.8 x 1.5 cm
Shipping Weight: 255 g

 

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