Swedenborg: An Introduction to His Life and Ideas

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 Swedenborg: An Introduction to His Life and Ideas

“Lachman identifies all the roles Swedenborg inhabited (spiritual thinker, psychic, scientist, inventor, statesman, traveller and possibly even spy) and does an exceptionally good job of suggesting why this little-known polymath deserves more substantial critical attention.”  – Independent on Sunday
“His latest book, “Swedenborg: An Introduction to His Life and Ideas” (Tarcher/Penguin), published this month, is about Emanuel Swedenborg, who lived from 1688 to 1772. Mr. Lachman joins a long line of philosophers and writers, including Kant and Baudelaire, intrigued by Swedenborg’s difficult, voluminous corpus, which includes bizarre interpretations of the Bible as well as claims to have traveled among the angels in heaven.” – “From Blondie to Swedenborg”, Mark Oppenheimer in the
“While researching for one of his other 13 books, Lachman repeatedly stumbled upon Swedenborg’s name and asked himself how someone who was so influential for so many could still be so unknown. “How could it be that hardly anyone knows about him now?” he said in an interview from his home in London.” – Annalisa Musarra in The Washington Post  Read the review.