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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Swedenborg, Emanuel 1688-1772. Swedish scientist and theologian whose visions and writings inspired his followers to establish the Church of the New Jerusalem after his death.

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  • n. Swedish theologian (1688-1772)

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Examples

  • By attributing the delights of joy and love to non-human creatures, Oothoon not only avoids the determinism implicit in Swedenborg's notion of creaturely impulsion; she also problematizes the influential Cartesian hypothesis that animals are soulless automata, ultimately incapable of experiencing either pleasure or pain.

    Gender, Environment, and Imperialism in William Blake's _Visions of the Daughters of Albion_

  • Cairnsley said he would explain Swedenborg to me himself, and he invited me over to dinner to-night!

    When Patty Went to College

  • As we read the extraordinary writings of the mystics who studied the sciences in their relation to infinity, such as Swedenborg,

    The Human Comedy: Introductions and Appendix

  • Here is a pathological case in which guilt was the feeling that suddenly exploded: "One night I was seized on entering bed with a rigor, such as Swedenborg describes as coming over him with a sense of holiness, but over me with a sense of guilt.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • Here is a pathological case in which GUILT was the feeling that suddenly exploded: "One night I was seized on entering bed with a rigor, such as Swedenborg describes as coming over him with

    Varieties of Religious Experience, a Study in Human Nature

  • "Swedenborg," resumed the pastor, "was particularly attached to the

    Seraphita

  • He neither drank, smoked, nor swore; nor did he go to church or belong to the Y.M.C.A. He was a vegetarian without being a bigoted one, liked moving pictures when they were concerned with travel, and spent most of his spare time in reading Swedenborg.

    CHAPTER XXXII

  • He was not afraid of anything, any more than was he enamoured of anything save Swedenborg.

    CHAPTER XXXII

  • Had Henderson made a bid for his heart, he would surely have responded; but Henderson had a heart only for the fantastic mental gyrations of Swedenborg, and merely made his living out of Michael.

    CHAPTER XXXII

  • And almost always the way led to some park, where Henderson fastened the other end of the chain to the bench on which he sat and browsed Swedenborg.

    CHAPTER XXXII

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