Swedenborgianism


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Swedenborgianism

(ˌswiːdənˈbɔːdʒɪəˌnɪzəm; -ɡɪ-) or

Swedenborgism

n
(Theology) the system of philosophical and religious doctrines of Emanuel Swedenborg, emphasizing the spiritual structure of the universe, the possibility of direct contact with spirits, and the divinity of Christ. This provided the basis for the New Jerusalem Church (or New Church) founded by Swedenborg's followers
ˌSwedenˈborgian n, adj

Swedenborgianism, Swedenborgism

the doctrines, beliefs, and practices of the Church of the New Jerusalem, founded by the followers of Emmanuel Swedenborg in the late 18th century, especially its assertion that Christ is God Himself and not the Son of God, and its reliance upon accounts of mystical appearances of Christ to Swedenborg. — Swedenborgian, n., adj.
See also: Protestantism
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The second principle is a foundation both of Swedenborgianism and of romanticism in Novalis's acceptation.
Although EBB's acceptance of Swedenborgianism clearly anticipates her interest and involvement in the popular practice of spiritualism, it is also instrumental in her shift from explicitly spiritual poetry to her social-protest poems.
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reveal important details about Whitman's awareness of and interest in Swedenborgianism in the years surrounding the 1858 composition and publication of the Daily Times article.
early on abandoned his father's Swedenborgianism, in which as a boy
Theosophy and other alternative creeds, ranging from Swedenborgianism to Buddhism.
Spiritism or Kardecism--as it is known in Brazil due to its founder Hippolyte Rivail's pen name, Allan Kardec (1804-69)--was a synthesis of many religious practices, such as Catholicism, Protestantism, and occult philosophies that flourished in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe, including Swedenborgianism, Mesmerism, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry and Theosophy.
As to Mallory's mature influences, a reading of the World's Advance-Thought showed her to be a Spiritualist, interested in Swedenborgianism, Transcendentalism, and Quakerism, all of which looked toward the "inner light.
Kabat-Zinn's assumptions about meditation and the universality of Dharma place him squarely in a cultural, historical, and religious context that includes Swedenborgianism, Mesmerism, Transcendentalism, pragmatism, Theosophy, and New Thought.
Wallace's commitment to the antivaccination cause was without doubt motivated by his social reformism, which in turn was underpinned by spiritualism and Swedenborgianism (3,15).
In particular, Mazaheri works with existing scholarship to show us some of the many contradictions that attended Balzac's Catholicism: a Romantic Catholicism that flirts by turns with Illuminist, Protestant and anti-clerical rhetoric as it attempts to engage with a mysticism voided of almost all theological content and aligned with a series of other religions and pseudosciences (most notably Swedenborgianism and Mesmerism).