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Nova Religio (2016) 19 (4): 119–144.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jane Williams-Hogan Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) claimed to be an eyewitness to the Apocalypse. Called to be “Servant of the Lord,” he wrote eighteen works in which he defined a new Christianity. While he never formed a church, he distributed his books widely throughout Europe. They stimulated...
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Nova Religio (2003) 7 (1): 90–97.
Published: 01 July 2003
...Jane Williams-Hogan The Swedenborgian Church, also called the New Church, was established in South Africa among English-speaking settlers in 1850. It is based on the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). Swedenborg's "new" Christianity emphasizes, among other things, the internal...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 18–41.
Published: 01 November 2019
... theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 1772).55 Spiritualism was in its infancy as a religious movement in the United States in the 1840s, but by the 1850s se´ances and belief in a spirit-infused world had gained prominence among progressive social reformers.56 To Chase, the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg and...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 5–12.
Published: 01 May 2019
... theory, geoarchaeology, art history, epigraphy, osteology, and ceramic analysis. It generally does not cover the history or practice of various esoteric traditions. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Richard Shaver, Emanuel Swedenborg, psychometry, and Helena P. Blavatsky were not on the reading list...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (4): 148–149.
Published: 01 May 2018
... sociology at Bryn Athyn College of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. Jane was 75. She had still very much to teach us about her favorite subject, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 1772), his influence on religion, 148 literature, and the arts, and the religious communities generated by his teachings. She...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of religious faith, rejected the theories of such predecessors as Swedish theologian Emmanuel Swedenborg (1688 1772), who believed that the Divine and the natural are consubstantial and German physician Anton Mesmer (1734 1815), who taught that animal magnetism was an iron-infused fluid that...
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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (2): 144–147.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Versluis considers the influence of Swedenborg s theology filtered through Andrew Jackson Davis, Thomas Lake Harris, and Laurence Oliphant. Gutierrez describes the effect of corpses, commemoration, and communication technologies from the American Revolution for- ward that resulted in the gates of heaven...
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Nova Religio (2016) 19 (4): 3–13.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Swedish mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 1772) and the Swedenborgian churches founded after his death has long been over- due, and Jane Williams-Hogan offers a first overview. PierLuigi Zoccatelli s photo essay illustrates the artistic career of the founder of Damanhur in Italy, Oberto Airaudi, and...
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Nova Religio (2016) 19 (4): 33–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Swedenborgian, was part of the Delphic circle. He was a painter known for his patriotic propaganda art in World War I, and a popular teacher at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts, where he introduced several young artists to Swedenborg s ideas.65 Although Howard Giles was the only Swedenborgian in the...
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Nova Religio (2016) 19 (4): 14–32.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Swedenborg (1688 1772), and the Italian s suppos- edly heterodox opinions on religious matters were emphasized.34 For Faxneld: Mona Lisa s Mysterious Smile 19 example, Ryan underscored that the wise Leonardo studiously avoided the introduction of halos or nimbuses around the figures in his sacred...
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Nova Religio (2013) 16 (3): 123–125.
Published: 01 February 2013
.../reprintinfo.asp . 2013 Swedenborg, Mesmer, & the Mind/Body Connection: The Roots of Complementary Medicine. By John S. Haller, Jr. Swedenborg Foundation , 2010 . xx + 321 pages. $29.95 paper. thinkers to draft a vision of medieval Christendom fervently focused on the end times and the role...
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Nova Religio (2014) 18 (2): 5–27.
Published: 01 November 2014
... widely studied: the apotheosis of the founder, a familiar process in NRMs. Hagiographies of Ann Lee among the Shakers, apparitions of Emanuel Swedenborg to later followers, Louis Farrakhan s 1985 meet- ing with Elijah Muhammad aboard the Mother Plane all are cases of this process unfolding. I suggest...
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Nova Religio (2014) 18 (1): 16–36.
Published: 01 August 2014
... prevalence of metaphysical move- ments in North America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Metaphysical religions including, among others, New Thought, Christian Science, Theosophy and Spiritualism had been heavily influ- enced by eighteenth-century thinkers such as Emmanuel Swedenborg (1688 1772...
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Nova Religio (2013) 16 (3): 125–126.
Published: 01 February 2013
... and detailed accounts of people and developments that clearly are, or could reasonably be, linked to Swedenborg and, to a much lesser degree, Mesmer. But this book is essentially a compendium of examples. Haller mostly forgoes engaging the more difficult ques- tions that this material raises. For...
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Nova Religio (2013) 17 (2): 119–121.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the characters of the novella who survive by acting, speaking, or dressing in order to pass in the Victorian social world. In her writing on The Conjugal Angel, Kontou makes a com- pelling argument that Byatt s novella embodies the Spiritualist embrace of Darwinian thinking, combining Swedenborg s...
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Nova Religio (2014) 17 (3): 84–108.
Published: 01 February 2014
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Nova Religio (2013) 16 (3): 122–123.
Published: 01 February 2013
... for its eclectic catalogue of obscure thinkers and it is certain to make a major contribution to both histori- cal and religious studies. Mark Lambert, University of Chicago Divinity School Swedenborg, Mesmer, & the Mind/Body Connection: The Roots of Comple- mentary Medicine. By John S. Haller, Jr...
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Nova Religio (2012) 16 (2): 116–117.
Published: 01 November 2012
... understanding of what it means to say that revela- tion is still possible, include the Quakers, Deists, Swedenborg, Mormons, Millerites, Transcendentalists, and others. Among those who argued for on-going revelation, Holland demonstrates that there were quite signifi- cant differences, such as the contrast...
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Nova Religio (2012) 16 (2): 117–119.
Published: 01 November 2012
... possible, include the Quakers, Deists, Swedenborg, Mormons, Millerites, Transcendentalists, and others. Among those who argued for on-going revelation, Holland demonstrates that there were quite signifi- cant differences, such as the contrast between the Deists and Transcen- dentalists who both saw...
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Nova Religio (2012) 15 (3): 127–128.
Published: 01 February 2012
... Awareness. Individual contributions address the images of Jesus Christ in ancient Gnostic texts, the New Testament apocrypha, Manichaeism, Islam, various Hindu authors, sixteenth-century alchemy, the sixteenth-century writings of Guillaume Postel, the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, Mormonism, Theosophy...