Definition of Swedenborg, Emanuel in English:

Swedenborg, Emanuel

Syllabification: Swe·den·borg, Emanuel
Pronunciation: /ˈswēdnˌbôrg
 
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  • (1688–1772), Swedish scientist, philosopher, and mystic. The spiritual beliefs that he expounded after a series of mystical experiences blended Christianity with pantheism and theosophy.

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Swedenborgian

Pronunciation: /ˌswēdənˈbôrgēən/
adjective & noun
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  • The daughter of a Swedenborgian minister, Melody practiced a generic New Age religion, which embraced meditation, vibrational healing, positive thinking, and music.
  • The Swedenborgians placed particular emphasis on the sun as a symbol of God because its warmth and light corresponded to divine love and wisdom, the primary components of the creative principle.
  • When Faraday became an apprentice bookbinder at the age of 13, it was to an émigré Huguenot who followed another sect, the Swedenborgians.

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