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Divine Love and Wisdom

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In Divine Love and Wisdom, Swedenborg presents a vision of a universe so full of divinity that there is no room for sectarianism.


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He reaches out to the secular mind with a vision of order and beauty pregnant with meaning and direction and appeals to human experience and reflection in making the case for the presence of God's love and wisdom.

Swedenborg outlines God's purpose in creating the natural universe, examining the means, structure, method, and goal of creation, providing a metaphysical base for a coherent, holistic existence.

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"Divine Love and Wisdom contains many rare treasures, not only for seekers of spiritual truth, but also for scientists exploring the reach and nature of human consciousness. There are few books that I would praise so highly."     ~Jeffrey Mishlove

"Divine Love and Wisdom contains Swedenborg's major statement on two fundamental aspects of God's nature. These two basic cosmic forces intimately determine our life as human beings. 'Love' denotes the vital, valuing, and active powers of the soul, deciding the ultimate goals of our thought and action. 'Wisdom,' by contrast, represents the cognitive power of the soul, providing the technical means for these goals' realization.

Swedenborg's work shows how God is love and life itself, bestowing these gifts on all other creatures. This highly readable New Century Edition in George Dole's sensitive translation admirably reflects the coherence and consistency of Swedenborg's language, while Gregory Johnson's introductory essay on Swedenborg's Metaphysics of Creation offers a comprehensive guide to this important theological work."      ~Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

Excerpt

"The reason reality is not reality unless it is manifested is that before that happens it has no form, and if it has no form it has no attributes. Anything that has no attributes is not really anything. Whatever is manifest on the basis of its reality is one with that reality because it stems from that reality. This is the basis of their being united into a single entity, and this is why each belongs to the other reciprically, with each being wholly present in every detail of the other, as it is in itself. It therefore stands to reason that God is a person and in this way is God manifest - not manifest from himself, but manifest in himself. The one who is manifest in himself is the God who is the source of all."       ~Part I: The Lord's Love & Wisdom

Author Swedenborg, Emanuel
Translator Dole, George
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 339 pp.
Publisher Swedenborg Foundation 2003
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