Emanuel Swedenborg

Emanuel Swedenborg (born Emanuel Swedberg; 8 February [O.S. 29 January] 1688 - 29 March 1772)[2] was a Swedish pluralistic-Christian theologian, scientist, philosopher and mystic.[3] He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell (1758).[4][5] Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. In 1741, at 53, he entered into a spiritual phase in which he began to experience dreams and visions, beginning on Easter Weekend, on 6 April 1744. It culminated in a...See more