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SWEDENBORG AND HIS SCIENTIFIC REVIEWERS*

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Under this heading we present to our readers a translation of all known contemporaneous reviews and notices of Swedenborg’s publications other than the theological. With a single exception, duly noted in the text, none of these has ever before been translated; and, in the case of many of them, their very existence has hitherto been unknown to the student of Swedenborg’s writings. For the sake of completeness, we have added the titles and brief descriptions of those writings which were not publicly noted or reviewed. All the works are numbered chronologically in the order in which they appeared in print.

Grateful acknowledgment is made of our indebtedness to Professor Camille Vinet, who has translated the French reviews; to the Rev. Ernst Pfeiffer of The Hague, to Alfred Sprissler of Philadelphia, and to Mr. Rudolph Roschman and Dr. Bowman of Kitchener, Ontario, for assistance in the translation of the German reviews; to Professor Hugo L. Odhner for assistance in connection with the Swedish translations; to Mr. A. Wynne Acton, B.A., of Bryn Athyn, for the translation of the Latin review of Regelkonst; and to Professor R.W. Brown for assistance in connection with the reviews of Finding the Longitude.

I

On Kolmodin’s Marriage, May, 1700. 4 pp., sm. 8vo. Swedish verses written in honor of the marriage of Pastor Joh. Kolmodin to the author’s cousin Beata Hesselia.

II

Congratulatory Swedish Verse to Candidate Chr. G. Notman, printed in the latter’s Academic Thesis, Upsala, November, 1700, 1 p., 6mo.


* Reprinted from The New Philosophy vol. XXXI (Jan.–Oct., §§ 1–4, 1929), 19–68. The "Notes" that are included in this treatise are those of the editor of the journal at the time, Rev. Alfred Acton I. These are indented in the text.* Reprinted from The New Philosophy vol. XXXI (Jan.–Oct., §§ 1–4, 1929), 19–68. The "Notes" that are included in this treatise are those of the editor of the journal at the time, Rev. Alfred Acton I. These are indented in the text.


The New Philosophy is a publication of the Swedenborg Scientific Association
Incorporated October 20, 1906

This association was organized on May 27, 1898, for the preservation, translation, publication, and distribution of the scientific and philosophical works of Emanuel Swedenborg, and for the promotion of the principles taught in them, having in view likewise their relation to the science and philosophy of the present day.

The views expressed by authors are not necessarily those held by the Editor or the Editorial Board

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 06-37082
ISSN 0028-6443