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June 6-9, 2017: SWEDENBORG & THE ARTS CONFERENCE to be held in Bryn Athyn, PA

Bryn Athyn College is hosting the first-ever international conference dedicated to examining the influence of Emanuel Swedenborg’s writings on the arts. More than 25 scholars from 10 different countries will be at the conference to explore and discuss Swedenborg’s substantial influence on literature, painting, architecture, music, and other forms of art.


The conference offers a singular opportunity to hear how Swedenborg’s theology and science catalyzed a number of different artists and writers, ranging from the Romantic poet William Blake to the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky. How does one capture in paint or stone the reality of an inner spiritual world?


Learn how the artists George Inness and William Keith attempted to answer this question on their canvases, and transformed American landscape painting in the process. Why did Swedenborg’s view of heaven and the cosmos shape urban design and architecture, from Daniel Burnham’s plans for Chicago to the Arts and Crafts movements of the late nineteenth century? And how did Swedenborg "the Buddha of the North," in D. T. Suzuki's words, end up becoming a critical resource for East-West cultural translation for early Modernists in Japan.


Artists, writers, and musicians inspired by the ideas contained in Swedenborg’s works are still painting, still writing, and still designing today. Some of them will also be at the conference to discuss what they are currently working on and their horizons for the future.

The full preliminary program is available on the Bryn Athyn College web site  at: Preliminary program details


Please visit one of the other following links for more conference details: More conference details


Swedenborg Foundation to Distribute Swedenborg Society of London Media
THE SWEDENBORG FOUNDATION in West Chester, Pennsylvania will become the U.S. distributor for publications by the Swedenborg Society in London, England later this year. 

Among the excellent productions of the Swedenborg Society is the introductory DVD, "Heaven, Hell and Other Places." A copy of this film is available on loan from the Swedenborg Library. 

While the Swedenborg Society in London has an online bookstore, having inventory in the U.S. will facilitate local sales, and eliminate the need for the public to deal with currency exchange and bank fee issues associated with making purchases abroad.

Established in 1810, the Swedenborg Society translates and publishes the works of the Swedish scientist, philosopher and visionary, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). The Society is based in a building in the heart of Bloomsbury, central London, just a short walk from the British Museum. Visitors are welcomed with advance notification. 
Publications include the English and Latin editions of Swedenborg’s works, major reference works related to Swedenborg and editions in foreign languages, including most European and some Asiatic and African languages. The Society also publish an annual academic Journal. 


Established in 1810, the Swedenborg Society translates and publishes the works of the Swedish scientist, philosopher and visionary, Emanuel Swedenborg. The Society is based in a building in the heart of Bloomsbury, central London, just a short walk from the British Museum. Visitors are welcomed with advance notification. 

Publications include the English and Latin editions of Swedenborg’s works, major reference works related to Swedenborg and editions in foreign languages, including most European and some Asiatic and African languages. The Society also publish an annual academic Journal. For more information on the Swedenborg Society in London, visit Swedenborg Society London

The Swedenborg Foundation was founded in 1849 and chartered by the state of New York in 1850 as the American Swedenborg Printing and Publishing Society. The sole purpose of this new organization was to print and distribute the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. In 1928 the name was changed to the Swedenborg Foundation and the purposes broadened to include publication of closely related works and educational programs. 

Through its publications efforts, the Foundation has distributed or sold hundreds of thousands of copies of Swedenborg's works and related materials the world over. The Foundation operates as an independent, nonprofit, and charitable corporation dependent on public support.

The Foundation is currently underwriting a completely new translation of Swedenborg's works (originally written in Neo-Latin). The new edition includes scholarly annotations which contextualize the religious and philosophical issues Swedenborg addresses to the modern reader. If you are interested in donating to this significant undertaking, visit Donate to the Swedenborg Foundation

For more information on the Swedenborg Foundation's publications, visit Swedenborg Foundation



Established in 1810, the Swedenborg Society translates and publishes the works of the Swedish scientist, philosopher and visionary, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). The Society is based in a building in the heart of Bloomsbury, central London, just a short walk from the British Museum. Visitors are welcomed with advance notification. 
Publications include the English and Latin editions of Swedenborg’s works, major reference works related to Swedenborg and editions in foreign languages, including most European and some Asiatic and African languages. The Society also publish an annual academic Journal. 

Established in 1810, the main aim of the Swedenborg Society is to translate and publish the works of the Swedish scientist, philosopher and visionary, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). The Society was incorporated in 1925 and has since become a registered educational charity. We are based in a four-storey grade II listed building in the heart of Bloomsbury, central London, just a short walk from the British Museum. The building holds a well-stocked and comfortable bookshop, which sells the complete works of Swedenborg and other related subjects. The bookshop is open from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 5.00pm.

Our publications include the English and Latin editions of Swedenborg’s works, major reference works related to Swedenborg and editions in foreign languages, including most European and some Asiatic and African languages. We also publish an annual academic Journal. For authors interested in submitting a proposal see guidelines for submissions.

Our premises in Bloomsbury houses a unique reference and lending library; visitors are welcome to use the library with advance notification. In addition, a 100-seat neoclassical hall and two smaller public meeting rooms hold regular Society events and are also available for private hire. The Society has a worldwide membership and a newsletter is sent to members three times a year as well as information regarding new publications and events.
 

Established in 1810, the main aim of the Swedenborg Society is to translate and publish the works of the Swedish scientist, philosopher and visionary, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). The Society was incorporated in 1925 and has since become a registered educational charity. We are based in a four-storey grade II listed building in the heart of Bloomsbury, central London, just a short walk from the British Museum. The building holds a well-stocked and comfortable bookshop, which sells the complete works of Swedenborg and other related subjects. The bookshop is open from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 5.00pm.

Our publications include the English and Latin editions of Swedenborg’s works, major reference works related to Swedenborg and editions in foreign languages, including most European and some Asiatic and African languages. We also publish an annual academic Journal. For authors interested in submitting a proposal see guidelines for submissions.

Our premises in Bloomsbury houses a unique reference and lending library; visitors are welcome to use the library with advance notification. In addition, a 100-seat neoclassical hall and two smaller public meeting rooms hold regular Society events and are also available for private hire. The Society has a worldwide membership and a newsletter is sent to members three times a year as well as information regarding new publications and events.