Spiritual Life and the Word of God


by Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772)

Extracted from the Apocalypse Explained

  

Contents

Part First—THE SPIRITUAL LIFE

I.    How Spiritual Life is Acquired

 

II.   Goods of Charity

 

III. Shunning Evils

 

IV. Cleansing the Inside

 

V.  What Religion Consists In

 

Part Second—THE COMMANDMENTS

I.    The First Commandment

 

II.   The Second Commandment

 

III. The Third Commandment

 

IV. The Fourth Commandment

 

V.  The Fifth Commandment

 

VI. The Sixth Commandment

 

VII.  The Seventh Commandment

 

VIII.  The Eighth Commandment

 

IX. The Ninth and Tenth Commandments

 

X.  The Commandments in General

 

Part Third—PROFANATIONS OF GOOD AND TRUTH

I.    Goods and Truths and Their Opposites

 

II.   The First Kind of Profanation

 

III. The Second Kind of Profanation

 

IV. The Third Kind of Profanation

 

V.  The Fourth and Fifth Kinds of Profanation

 

Part Fourth—THE DIVINE WORD

I.    The Holiness of the Word

 

II.   The Lord is the Word

 

III. The Lord’s Words Spirit and Life

 

IV. Influx and Correspondence

 

V.  The Three Senses of the Word

 

VI. Conjunction by the Word

 

VII.   The Sense of the Letter

 

 

 



 

 

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