Title

History of Science Commentary to Emanuel Swedenborg's Divine Love and Wisdom

Document Type

Book Review

Department

Claremont McKenna College, History (CMC)

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

In addition to discussing the nature of God, Divine Love and Wisdom examines the purpose of creation as well as the relationship between the physical and spiritual worlds. One of its unusual features is an extended exploration of the way the heart and lungs in the human body relate symbolically to the faculties of love and wisdom in the heart and mind. The most purely philosophical title of Swedenborg’s later theological works, Divine Love and Wisdom is also the one with the strongest affinities to modern secular discourse—that is to say, it develops theological concepts for the most part without reference to the Bible.