Saturday, June 20, 2015

Interfaith Days: New Church Day

Yesterday was New Church Day, the holiday that honors the publication of The True Christian Religion by Emanuel Swedenborg in 1770. Swedenborg (1688-1772) was a Swedish scientist and inventor who, in 1744, began to experience visions and dreams which he attributed to a spiritual awakening. For the remainder of his life he published several theological works in which he expounded new Christian doctrines which God had revealed to him: God would replace the church with a New Church in which worshipers followed Christ through cooperating in repentance and regeneration. Swedenborgian beliefs are explained at the websites and See also

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