By Emanuel Swedenborg
All through his theological writings, Emanuel Swedenborg devotes extra pages to discussing the internal, non secular which means of the Bible than to the other subject. within the brief works Sacred Scripture and White Horse, he presents the religious thought at the back of the verse-by-verse research present in his multivolume works secrets and techniques of Heaven and Revelation Unveiled.
In Sacred Scripture, Swedenborg explains how the interior which means of the Bible pertains to its outer (literal) which means, and he cites quite a few biblical passages to teach how comparable issues emerge many times. He describes specified layers of internal meaning—the heavenly and the spiritual—and indicates how an figuring out of that internal which means strengthens a person’s reference to Deity and with heaven.
White Horse starts with a quick precis of the religious which means of the white horse defined in Revelation 19:11. In shape, what then follows is a sequence of statements concerning the internal which means of the Bible with references to explanatory passages in secrets and techniques of Heaven. despite the fact that, whilst learn in series, these statements also are a concise precis of Swedenborg’s theology of biblical interpretation.
The point of view supplied via those brief works permits the reader to determine throughout the Bible’s clouds of baffling, imprecise, and doubtless inconsistent info to the facility and team spirit of divine love and knowledge in the textual content. scholars or seekers drawn to Swedenborg’s teachings concerning the interrelationship among the religious global and the actual one will locate this quantity a invaluable consultant. Sacred Scripture / White Horse is a part of the hot Century variation of the Works of Emanuel Swedenborg (NCE), an ongoing translation sequence. The NCE sequence contains the newest scholarship and translation criteria for a extra actual and obtainable rendering of Swedenborg’s works.
“Read opposed to the backdrop of the emergence of upper feedback of the Bible within the eighteenth century, Swedenborg’s emphasis on Scripture’s internal, non secular that means represents a impressive replacement to the historic inquiry that will come to reign in bible study. This new translation supplies us clean entry to a massive bankruptcy within the historical past of biblical interpretation.”
—Joel B. eco-friendly, Professor of latest testomony Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary