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|Swedenborg's Theological Writings|
Divine Love and Wisdom
This translation, published by the General Church of the New Jerusalem, presents Swedenborg's classic treatise of theology, which was first published in 1763. Swedenborg's discussion of Divine Love and Divine Wisdom is divided into five parts. Part one begins with a simple but profound statement concerning the nature of love. "Love is a person's life." Since God is life itself it follows that all love is from him. God is the source of all creation. Nothing can come from nothing. Part two goes on ton outline how two worlds were created in such a way that they "correspond" to one another.
| For example, love on the level of
the spiritual world corresponds to heat on the level of the
natural world. Wisdom in turn corresponds to light. All things
of the spirit have the corresponding counterpart in nature. Part
three describes "degrees" of two types. "Continuous" degrees are
like the degrees of heat measured by a thermometer and
"discreet" degrees are like the rungs of a ladder. These degrees
have no relationship to one another except by correspondence.
Part four shows how the physical form of a person corresponds to
the Divine Form from which creation took place. Part five
concludes the work with a discussion of human creation. This
edition is bound in red, with gold lettering.
Hardcover: 301 pages
Publisher: General Church Book Center (June 1999)
Shipping weight: .35 kg