Using selections from the writings of Enamuel Swedenborg, recently translated for the modern reader, George Dole presents Swedenborg's ideas in a logical, understandable manner. Dole has constructed the work particularly for the reader unfamiliar with these writings and provides an explanatory essay to introduce each chapter. The book can be reader either as an overview of Swedenborgian philosophy or as a series of thoughtful meditations, both enjoyable ways to read Swedenborg.
Rev. Dr. George F. Dole holds a BA from Yale, an MA from Oxford, and a PhD from Harvard University. Now professor emeritus, Dr. Dole taught ancient languages, the Bible, and theology at the Swedenborg School of Religion in Newton, MA. His recent translations of the New Century Editions of Heaven and Hell, Divine Love and Wisdom, and Divine Providence have won critical acclaim. He is also the author of Freedom and Evil and Sorting Things Out.