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New Century Editions
Heaven and Hell Hardback

Heaven and Hell

The Swedenborg Foundation proudly presents the first translation in a new series, The New Century Edition of the Works of Emanuel Swedenborg. This new, highly readable translation of Heaven and Hell, Swedenborg’s most popular work restores the original power, dignity, and imagery of one of history’s most comprehensive guides to the afterlife. Both seekers and scholars can now access Swedenborg’s observations in the spiritual realm. Swedenborg describes a merciful God who permits humans to choose heaven or hell according to their desires and natures. After death, humans retain personal identity and live in communities of like-minded souls. The book’s descriptive chapter headings help readers find—for study, reference, or devotional reading—the lucid, abundant details of life in the spiritual world.

Explanations of the symbolism of biblical passages clarify meaning. Both George Dole and Bernhard Lang, author of Heaven: A History, set the work in context; Robert Kirven and Dole add explanatory annotations. "The Swedenborg Foundation has done handsomely by its eponymous visionary…Dole’s translation has the clarity and simplicity of Swedenborg’s Latin…Highly recommended." — Library Journal "Anyone interested in Western spirituality and esotericism should read Swedenborg. He is a Master. Western culture after his passage was transformed. Those who read him will likewise be transformed. This new translation---crisp, accessible, and even elegant---is a blessing." ---Christopher Bamford, review in Parabola

Editor: Rose, Jonathan
Translator: Dole, George
Foreword By: Lang, Bernhard

Hardcover: 535 pages
Publisher: Swedenborg Foundation (Nov 2000)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0-87785-475-0
ISBN-13: 978-0877854753
Product Dimensions: 26.3 x 18.8 x 4.2 cm
Weight: 1.4 Kg


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