The relation of Dr. Doering to the uses of the Swedenborg Scientific Association might be characterized by the words “modest” and “persistent”. The term “modest” can be used because he was not a prolific writer or student. He found writing difficult. Nevertheless, his strength among more prolific writers was felt because of his persistent adherence to certain philosophical doctrines. While the origin of these doctrines for Dr. Doering was without doubt in the Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, he saw their ultimate representation in the early suggestion of them in the preparatory studies of Swedenborg.