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Memoirs of Swedenborg and other documents
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Culture and Aesthetics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4329-4534
The Swedenborg Society of London.
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2014 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Written in 1782, Memoirs of Swedenborg by Carl Robsahm is without doubt the most compelling eyewitness account of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) to be published in any language. Drawing on reminiscences from his own long-standing friendship with and years as a neighbor to Swedenborg, Robsahm offers a fascinating picture of the Swedish philosopher and mystic as a man of gentleness and integrity.

Rich in detail and generosity, this memoir is a classic in its own right and a primary resource for all subsequent biographies. This edition has been selected and edited by Stephen McNeilly featuring revised translations, an introduction, and annotations by the renowned Swedish scholar Anders Hallengren. It also contains eight other historical documents concerning Swedenborg’s day-to-day life, three of which are from the hand of Swedenborg himself, all in new annotated English versions by Hallengren.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
West Chester, PA, USA: Swedenborg Foundation , 2014, 2. , 162 p.
Keyword [en]
Carl Robsahm, biography, 18th century Stockholm, Södermalm, Maria Magdalena Church and Parish
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-121463ISBN: 978-0-85448-197-2OAI: diva2:858694

E-book and Kindle edition published 2014

Available from: 2015-10-03 Created: 2015-10-03 Last updated: 2015-12-11Bibliographically approved

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