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Swedenborgian traditions
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Swedenborg never tried to establish any kind of esoteric or religious organization during his lifetime: what he left behind were his writings, his message regarding the inner meaning of the Holy Scriptures and the coming of a new Christianity. However, already during his life, his work had found some enthusiastic readers; consequently, it is not surprising that some of them attempted to establish groups based upon Swedenborg's teachings as they understood them. The most enduring organizations h…

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Mayer, Jean-François, “Swedenborgian traditions”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_357>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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