Swedenborg and the Doctrines of the New Church; His Mission, and the Doctrines Relating to Regeneration

Swedenborg and the Doctrines of the New Church; His Mission, and the Doctrines Relating to Regeneration

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...while, finally, with man in the natural world He is able to be immediately present-through the Divine Sensual degree of His glorified Humanity, as well as mediately through the spirits of the World of Spirits, and likewise through the angels of heaven. Such is the Lord's presence in heaven, in the World of Spirits, and among humanity at large, since the glorification of His Humanity. But the Lord in a similar manner is present in man himself; for man as to his immortal spirit is organized according to the pattern of heaven and of the World of Spirits, and as to his body he is organized according to the pattern of the natural world. In man, therefore, are the celestial, spiritual and spiritual-n_atural degrees which correspond to the three heavens, as well as the natural and the interior sensual degree which he has in common with the spirits in the World of Spirits, to which is added the external sensual or corporeal degree which belongs to nature, and is peculiar to man. Into each of these degrees in man the Lord flows mediately through heaven and the World of Spirits, and also immediately through the Divine Truth which proceeds from His glorified Humanity. This is plainly taught by Swedenborg in the following passages: --Before the a_ssum tion of the Humanity, the Divine influx from the Lord into t e natural degree was mediate through the angelic heavens, but after the assumption it became immediate from Himself.... This is the reason why the sun of the angelic heaven which is the first proceeding of His Divine Love and Divine Wisdom, after the assumption of the Humanity shone out with more eminent beam and splendour than before the assum tion. This, moreover, is meant by the words in Isaiah: " n that day the light of the moon...show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692343X
  • 9781236923431