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