Christian Examiner Volume 10; V. 15

Christian Examiner Volume 10; V. 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... doctrine. The report of this committee was more favorable than might have been expected. Swedenborg's writings were tolerated; but, warned by this event, he became more reserved in the communication of his doctrines, and more cautious in the choice of his disciples, trusting himself only to a favored few in whom he saw sufficient evidence of good faith. His works were not published in Sweden, but whenever he had completed a treatise ori The money which Swedenborg expended in this manner is said to have been furnished him by a certain Elias Artita, a mysterious personage of low extraction, who had contrived to make himself master of a great deal of recondite knowledge, and of a gigantic fortune. He wrote a treatise on the philosopher's stone, which the adepts consider as a chef-d'auvre of their science. See Biographic Universelle, art. Svedenborg. any subject, he immediately set out for London or Amsterdam, and there put it to the press.-It was during one of these journeys that he was seized with a stroke of apoplexy which in three months terminated his earlhly existence. He died at London on the 29th of March, 1772, at the age of eighty-four. Until the year of his death he had enjoyed uninterrupted health, and retained in full vigor his bodily and mental powers. Little is known of Swedenborg's private character, or of the relations which he sustained to society. The most that can be found relative to these matters, is contained in his eulogy pronounced before the Royal Academy at Stockholm, by Mr. Saudel, counsellor to the mining college, October 7th, 1772. He is uniformly represented as dignified and simple, yet courteous and affable in his manners, and as irreproachable in his morals. In society, his frank and easy deportment, the...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236612038