Very Good- Used hardcover without dj. light wear, binding remains solid, no marks to text, boards mildly rubbed and worn along edges otherwise clean, page edges lightly scuffed with mild wear to top edge.
Very Good+ in Very Good DJ: Book shows indications of very light use; just a touch of wear to extremities; faint foxing at the top edge; soiling at outside edges; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows light wear to extremities; half-inch split at top outside edge front panel; faint but pervasive soiling; small stain at lower outside edge rear panel; unclipped; mylar-protected. No longer 'As New', but remains a clean, sturdy, presentable reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 448pp. Published Posthumously. Translated by George Bush, John H. Smithson and James F. Buss. Hardback with DJ. Published Posthumously. Translated by George Bush, John H. Smithson and James F. Buss. The Diary of the author's spiritual awakening, wherein he was appointed by the Lord to reform Christianity. The Lord opened his eyes, so that he could freely visit heaven and hell, and talk with angels, demons, and other spirits. Emanuel Swedenborg, born Emanuel Swedberg; 29 January 1688 – 29 March 1772) was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, and, in the eyes of some, Christian mystic. He termed himself a "Servant of the Lord Jesus Christ" in True Christian Religion, a work he published himself. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell (1758). Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. In 1741, at the age of 53, he entered into a spiritual phase in which he began to experience dreams and visions, beginning on Easter weekend of April 6, 1744. This culminated in a 'spiritual awakening', in which he received revelation that he was appointed by the Lord to write the The Heavenly Doctrine to reform Christianity. According to The Heavenly Doctrine the Lord had opened Swedenborg's spiritual eyes, so that from then on he could freely visit heaven and hell, and talk with angels, demons and other spirits; and that the Last Judgement had already occurred, in 1757. However, he tells us that at this day it is very dangerous to talk with spirits, unless a person is in true faith, and is led by the Lord. Swedenborg's work is unique, discerning a deeper meaning within Scripture. The Genesis stories are seen as symbols of spiritual reality rapturously beautiful when read in the Swedenborgian context.
FINE. Tight, faint page yellowing, clean, faint skew. Crisp pages but first free page has a creased corner. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering and design but with faint wear to corners. Dust Jacket is intact but has some fading and yellowing to spine and edges, wear to top edge, 1' rip at top of spine. 448 indexed pages, 8-3/4x5-5/8' (22.2 x14.3cm). Very Good.
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