Emanuel Swedenborg

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Emanuel Swedenborg
Portrait of Swedenborg by Carl Frederik von Breda.
BornEmanuel Swedberg
(1688-01-29)29 January 1688
Stockholm, Sweden
Died29 March 1772(1772-03-29) (aged 84)
London, England, Great Britain
Occupation
EducationUppsala University
Notable work(s)

Emanuel Swedenborg (/ˈswdənˌbɔːrɡ/;[1] About this soundSwedish pronunciation ; born Emanuel Swedberg on 29 January 1688;[2] died 29 March 1772) was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, and mystic.[3] He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell (1758).[4][5]

His writings inspired Swedenborgianism.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Swedenborg". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
  2. 29 January 9 Old Style 8 February New Style
  3. Swedenborg, Emanuel. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 9 September 2011. and the Encyclopedia of Religion (1987), which starts its article with the description that he was a "Swedish scientist and mystic." Others have not used the term, e.g. Williams-Hogan, Jane (2005) in Encyclopedia of Religion Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  4. "Swedenborg, E. ''Heaven and its Wonders and Hell. From Things Heard and Seen'' (Swedenborg Foundation, 1946)". Swedenborgdigitallibrary.org. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
  5. Bergquist, Preface (p. 15–16)