Meaning of SWEDENBORGIAN in English


I. |swēd ə n|bȯrj(ē)ən also -rgēən noun

( -s )

Usage: usually capitalized

Etymology: Emanuel Swedenborg (Svedberg) died 1772 Swedish scientist, philosopher, and religious writer + English -ian

: one who holds the doctrines of the New Jerusalem Church based on the teachings of Swedenborg who claimed to have direct intercourse with the spiritual world through his spiritual senses, who affirmed that Jesus Christ as comprehending all the fullness of godhead is the one and only God, and who held that there is a spiritual or symbolic sense to the Scriptures which God revealed through him and which enabled him to see the correspondence between natural and spiritual things

II. adjective

Usage: usually capitalized

: of or relating to Swedenborg or his doctrines

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