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 (swēd′n-bôrg′, svād′n-bôr′ē), Emanuel 1688-1772.
Swedish scientist and theologian whose visions and writings inspired his followers to establish the Church of the New Jerusalem after his death.

Swe′den·bor′gi·an adj. & n.


(ˌswid nˈbɔr dʒi ən, -gi-)

1. of or pertaining to Emanuel Swedenborg, his religious doctrines, or the body of followers adhering to these doctrines and constituting the New Jerusalem Church.
2. a believer in the religious doctrines of Swedenborg.
Swe`den•bor′gi•an•ism, Swe′den•borg`ism, n.
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I have read somewhat of the theology of the Swedenborgian faith I was brought up in, but I have not read other theological works; and I do not apologize for not liking any.
Additionally, she earned certification as a licensed clinical social worker and earned a Master of Divinity from the Swedenborg School of Religion; now the Center for Swedenborgian Studies housed at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.
He was a practitioner of the Swedenborgian religion that there is a correspondence between all things.
In chapter four, "Invoking 'all the godheads': Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Polytheistic Aesthetic," Houston observes that Aurora Leigh "combines disturbing images of the gods of Greece, Swedenborgian notions .
Curtis, "The Swedenborgian Imagination in the Fiction of W.
Blake notes that "Self love" (repeatedly condemned by Swedenborg in various works) "Stands Between" the "ties of marriage love" (a Swedenborgian phrase, as later used in Conjugial Love (par 58, page 69, 1794 edition).
For Finkelstein, the connection of past to present seems to be a matter of correspondences, in the Swedenborgian sense of the word as an analogy between specific things in the physical and spiritual realms.
Tiffany's Swedenborgian angels; stained glass windows representing the seven churches from the Book of Revelation.
The transition to this figure, perhaps more Swedenborgian than orthodoxly Christian, is seldom clear and sometimes quite bewildering, but it is obviously central to the impulse of his writing" (96).
Tiffany's Swedenborgian Angels: Stained Glass Windows Representing the Seven Churches from the Book of Revelation" discusses the art behind the book of Revelations, created on stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
But as a Swedenborgian mystical idealist, Nordenskiold secretly yearned to abolish the tyranny of money, a desire that eventually led him to Sierra Leone in an attempt to implement his Utopian vision.
The ceremony, held at a local Swedenborgian church, was everything we had imagined it would be from the moment our families lit the candles to our tear-riffled exchange of vows to the closing prayer when our family and friends raised their hands to bless us.