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The Swedish Prophet: Reflections on the Visionary Philosophy of Emanuel Swedenborg
by Jose Antonio Anton-Pacheco
translated by Steven Skattebo
Swedenborg Foundation Publishers, 2012
eISBN: 978-0-87785-626-9 | Paper: 978-0-87785-342-8
Library of Congress Classification B4468.S84A65 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 289.4092


José Antonio Antón-Pacheco exercises his expertise in philosophy in this meditation on the ideas of Emanuel Swedenborg.

In this book he tackles subjects as diverse as the nature of unity and the way that the Divine manifests in the world; the nature of human beings as they relate to the higher realms, and specifically Swedenborg’s concept of the Grand Man or Universal Human; the mystical nature of Swedenborg’s interpretation of the Bible; and the nature of time and space in the spiritual world. Alongside his exploration of Swedenborg’s thought are examinations of Swedenborg’s influence on a variety of different thinkers and authors, from Jorge Luis Borges to Ibn ’Arabi.

This book was originally published in Spanish as El profeta del norte: Un libro sobre Swedenborg. Perfect for scholars and serious students of Swedenborg’s thought, Antón Pacheco’s powerful writing casts a new light on the Swedish prophet.

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