The Swedenborg epic

from C. Sigstedt,The Swedenborg Epic. The Life and Works of Emanuel Swedenborg (New York: Bookman Associates, 1952)

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The Swedenborg Epic:
The Life and Works of Emanuel Swedenborg

by Cyriel Sigstedt

Table of Contents

Foreward

Note: The reader should be aware that many of the  references in this book summarizing Swedenborg's theological work are drawn from books he chose not to publish, most notably The Spiritual Diary.  The unpublished works do not appear to be part of his authoritative Divine revelation.  (For a review of the evidence, see "Which of Swedenborg's books are Divine revelation?" For a list of the authoritative works, see The Second Advent Christian™ Canon of Scripture)

PART ONE: INVESTIGATION OF NATURE (1688-1734)

1. The Child Emanuel
2. Upsala Days
3. Brunsbo Interlude
4. To England and the Continent
5. The Northern Inventor
6. With His Majesty at Lund
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. Ambitions and Frustrations
8. Proofs of a Deluge
9. Temporal Fortune
10. Early Philosophy
11. Business and Controversy
12. Contributions on Political Economy
13. The Board of Mines
14. Domestic Affairs
15. The Universe a Mechanism
16. Father and Fatherland

PART TWO: THE SEARCH FOR THE SOUL (1735-1744)

17. Man the Goal of Creation
18. Journey to Holland, France, and Italy 
19. The Search for the Soul
20. Among the Learned
21. A Path to Faith
22. The Immaterial World
23. The Turning Point
24. The Worship and Love of God

PART THREE: THE KINGDOM OF GOD (1745-1772)

25. Biblical Studies
26. Instead of Miracles
27. Heavenly Secrets
28. Green Things Growing
29. The Last Judgment 
30. Life after Death
31. Astonishment in Sweden
32. Contributions to Government
33. The Likeness of a Dragon
34. The Apocalypse Revealed
35. Early Believers
36. Reactions in Germany
37. Visitors Young and Old
38. True Marriage Love
39. An Amsterdam Acquaintance
40. The New Evangel
41. Heresy Trial at Gothenburg
42. The Last Journey
43. The Servant of the Lord 

Epilog Immortal and Mortal Remains

Notes and References

Appendices

Main Sources

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