Course Bibliography

Bibliography of Assigned Readings

(PDFs of texts, as assigned on the syllabus, are available here

  • Arndt, Johann.  True Christianity.  New York, NY:  Paulist Press, 1979.
  • Arndt, Johann.  Devotions and Prayers of Johann Arndt. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1958.
  • Balzac, Honore. Seraphita, Louis Lambert and The Exiles. Trans. Clara Bell, 4th ed. (London: Dedalus Limited, 2011).
  • Benz, Ernst. Emanuel Swedenborg: Visionary Savant in the Age of Reason. West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation Publishers, 2002. (Originally published in German in 1948.)
  • Block, Marguerite Beck. The New Church in the New World, 2nd ed. New York: Swedenborg Publishing Association, 1984.
  • Block, Marguerite Beck.  “Jesper Svedberg (1635-1735) Watcher on Sion’s Walls,” Journal of Church History (1944), 42-55.
  • Block, Marguerite Beck.  “Swedenborg:  Life and Teachings by George Trobridge.  Book Review.  Journal of Church History, 1939 (June), 179-180.
  • Brown, Dale W. Understanding Pietism, rev. ed. Nappanee, IN: Evangel Publishing House, 1996.
  • Delue, Rachel Ziady. George Inness and the Science of Landscape (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004).
  • Goerwitz, Richard L. III. “Thoughts on Modern Hieroglyphic Theories and their Impact on Swedenborg’s Intellectual Milieu,” Studia Swedenborgiana v. 6, n. 3 (Jl 1988).
  • Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas. “Emanuel Swedenborg,” in The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction, 155-171. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Hall, Dorothy Judd. “The Mystic Lens of Robert Frost: Bent Rays from Swedenborg,” Studia Swedenborgiana, v. 1 n. 9 (Oct. 1994).
  • Haller, John S. Swedenborg, Mesmer, and the Mind/Body Connection: The Roots of Complementary Medicine (West Chester, Pa: Swedenborg Foundation, 2010).
  • Hanegraaff, Wouter J. Swedenborg, Oetinger, Kant: Three Perspectives on the Secrets of Heaven. West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation Publishers, 2007.
  • Hjern, Olle. “The Influence of Emanuel Swedenborg in Scandinavia,” in Emanuel Swedenborg: Essays for the New Century Edition on His Life, Work, and Impact, 151-165. West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation, 2005.
  •  Inness, George. George Inness: Writings and Reflections on Art and Philosophy, 1st ed. (George Braziller, 2007).
  • Jonsson, Inge. Visonary Scientist: The Effects of Science and Philosophy on Swedenborg’s Cosmology. West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation Publishers, 1999. (Originally published as Emanuel Swedenborg in 1971, Twayne Publishers.)
  • Kirven, Robert and David Eller. “Selected Examples of Swedenborg’s Influence in Great Britain and the United States,” in Emanuel Swedenborg: Essays for the New Century Edition on His Life, Work, and Impact, 195-242. West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation, 2005.
  • Lachman, Gary. “The Spiritual Detective: How Baudelaire Invented Symbolism, by Way of Swedenborg, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and Edgar Allen Poe,” in Between Method and Madness: Essays on Swedenborg and Literature, ed. Stephen McNeilly, 31-44. London: Swedenborg Society, 2005.
  • Lamm, Martin. Emanuel Swedenborg: The Development of His Thought. West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation Publishers, 2000. (Originally published in Swedish in 1915.)
  • Lawrence, James, ed. Testimony to the Invisible: Essays on Swedenborg. West Chester, PA: Chrysalis Books, 1995.
  • ______ “An Extraordinary Season in Prayer: Warren Felt Evans’s Journey int ‘Scientific’ Swedenborgian Spiritual Practice,” Studia Swedenborgiana, v. 12, n.. 3 (2002).
  • Mayer, Jean-Francois. “Swedenborg and Continental Europe,” in Emanuel Swedenborg: Essays for the New Century Edition, 167-194. West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation, 2005.
  • Rose, Jonathan, Stuart Shotwell, and Mary Lou Bertucci. Emanuel Swedenborg: Essays for the New Century Edition on His Life, Work, and Impact. West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation Publishers, 2005.
  • Schmidt, Leigh Eric. Hearing Things: Religion, Allusion, and the American Enlightenment. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.
  • Schuchard, Marsha Keith. “Emanuel Swedenborg: Deciphering the Codes of a Celestial and Terrestial Intelligencer,” in Rending the Veil: Concealment and Secrecy in the History of Religions, ed. Elliot R. Wolfson, 177-207. New York: Seven Bridges Press, 1999.
  • Sigstedt, Cyriel O. The Swedenborg Epic. New York: Bookman Associates, 1952.
  • Silver, Richard Kenneth. “The Spiritual Kingdom in America: the Influence of Emanuel Swedenborg on American Society and Culture, 1815-1860” (PhD Dissertation, Stanford University, 1983).
  • Sloan, Donna J. The Swedenborgian Church and the Issue of Slavery: a Study of the Pro-Slavery and Anti-Slavery Activities, Involvement, and Perspectives of the Swedenborgian Denomination. Th.M. thesis (Harvard), 1990.
  • Smoley, Richard. “The Inner Journey of Emanuel Swedenborg,” in Emanuel Swedenborg: Essays for the New Century Edition, 3-49. West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation, 2005.
  • Tweed, Thomas A.  “American Occultism and Japanese Buddhism: Albert J. Edmunds, D. T. Suzuki, and Translocative History,” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 32, no. 2 (2005): 249-281
  • Paul Valery, “Thoughts After Reading Martin Lamm’s Swedenborg” reprinted in Emanuel Swedenborg: the Development of His Thought (West Chester: Swedenborg Foundation, 2000), vii-xxi.
  • Van Dusen, Wilson. The Presence of Other Worlds: The Psychological/Spiritual Findings of Emanuel Swedenborg. West Chester, PA: Chrysalis Books, 2004. (First published in 1974 by Harper and Row.)
  • Wilkinson, Lynn. The Dream of an Absolute Language: Emanuel Swedenborg and French Literary Culture (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996).
  • Williams-Hogan, Jane and David Eller. “Swedenborgian Churches and Related Institutions in Great Britain, the United States and Canada,” in Emanuel Swedenborg: Essays for the New Century Edition on His Life, Work, and Impact, 245-316. West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation, 2005.
  • Williams-Hogan, Jane. “Examples of Internationalization: the New Church in Africa,” in Emanuel Swedenborg: Essays for the New Century Edition on His Life, Work, and Impact, 317-335. West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation, 2005.
  • Zuber, Devin. “Buddha of the North: Swedenborg and Transpacific Zen.” Religion and the Arts. 14(1) 2010: 1-33.