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by Signe Toksvig
EMANUEL SWEDENBORG SCIENTIST AND MYSTIC. NEW HAVEN YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS 1948. Printed in the United States of America.
EMANUEL SWEDENBORG SCIENTIST AND MYSTIC. It is a pleasure to thank the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for the grant of a fellowship which made this study possible.
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This classic biography of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), first published in 1948, gives us a sharp, witty, personal insight into the life of the Swedish scientist and theologian. Though not a Swedenborgian herself, and somewhat skeptical of Swedenborg’s claims to divine revelation, Toksvig praises Swedenborg’s genius as both a thinker and a man of faith: Swedenborg in his later phase has as great treasure to bestow as many of those millionaires of the spirit we call mystics, even if one reads him strictly from an ethical point of view.
Swedenborg was a successful scientist and inventor before his spiritual awakening. Emanuel Swedenborg: Scientist and Mystic. In the 1730s, Swedenborg became increasingly interested in spiritual matters and was determined to find a theory that would explain how matter relates to spirit. He mentions an earlier biography by the Swedish physician Emil Kleen who concluded that Swedenborg was blatantly mad, suffering "paranoia and hallucinations. A similar conclusion was made recently by psychiatrist John Johnson in "Henry Maudsley on Swedenborg's messianic psychosis. Yale University Press, 1948, and Swedenborg Foundation, 1983.
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Home Browse Books Book details, Emanuel Swedenborg: Scientist and Mystic. But such "scholars" were not uncommon in the centuries before experimental science demanded monogamous attention in each minute parcel of every field, and, except for museum curiosity, there would be no reason for reading about Swedenborg if he had been only such a gorgeous compendium of untested theories. He was, however, in the words of a modern Swedish historian of biology, "one of the richest and most fertile geniuses known to history.
This classic biography of Emanuel Swedenborg gives us a sharp, witty, personal insight into the life of the Swedish scientist and .
This classic biography of Emanuel Swedenborg gives us a sharp, witty, personal insight into the life of the Swedish scientist and theologian.
Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish scientist, Christian mystic, philosopher .
Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish scientist, Christian mystic, philosopher, and theologian who wrote voluminously in interpreting the Scriptures as the immediate word of Go. Oeconomia Regni Animalis was followed by a whole series of sketches and small treatises in which Swedenborg attempted to round out his psychological investigations.
Signe Toksvig's study sensitively opens the life and experiences of Emanuel Swedenborg and reflects on the difficulties . Swedenborg's God is the God of a scientist.
Signe Toksvig's study sensitively opens the life and experiences of Emanuel Swedenborg and reflects on the difficulties experienced by the man in his quest to reconcile his supramundane experiences with his deep knowledge of the natural world and its demands, and his efforts to transmit his personal insights to others.
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