Swedenborg Scientific Association

Publishers of The New Philosophy Journal

In regard to Swedenborg’s works which are frequently cited in articles published in The New Philosophy, we make two observations. Firstly, contributors commonly make a distinction between those works which are essentially theological (referred to as “the Writings” or “the Heavenly Doctrine”) and those which are essentially scientific or philosophical (referred to as “the pre-theological works”). And secondly, all references to Swedenborg’s works are given by section number, not by page unless so stated. When reference is made to a particular section in a work, the title of the work is abbreviated—as given in the list below—and this is immediately followed by the number; thus (AC 590) refers to section 590 in Arcana Coelestia.

A Selection from Swedenborg’s Works and Their Abbreviated Titles

In the list below, titles marked with an asterisk were published posthumously.

Theological Works

Abom.—Abomination of Desolation*
AC—Arcana Coelestia
AE—Apocalypse Explained*
AR—Apocalypse Revealed
Ath.—Athanasian Creed*
BE—Brief Exposition
Calvin—Conversations with Calvin*
Char.—Doctrine of Charity*
CL—Conjugial Love
CLJ—Continuation of the Last Judgment
Conv. Ang.—Conversations with Angels*
DLW—Divine Love and Wisdom
Dom.—De Domino*
DP—Divine Providence
Ecc. Hist.—Ecclesiastical History of the New Church*
EU—Earths in the Universe (Worlds in Space)
F—Doctrine of Faith
5 Mem.—Five Memorable Relations*
HD—New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine
HH—Heaven and Hell
Hist. Crea.—History of Creation*
Idea—Angelic Idea concerning Creation
ISB—Intercourse between Soul and Body
Inv.—Invitation to the New Church*
Jus.—Concerning Justification and Good Works*
Life—Doctrine of Life
LJ—Last Judgment (posthumous)*
Lord—Doctrine of the Lord
Love—Divine Love*
Mar.—On Marriage*
PP—Prophets and Psalms*
Q—Nine Questions*
SC—Scriptural Confirmations*
SE—Spiritual Experiences*
SD min.—Spiritual Diary Minor*
SS—Doctrine of the Sacred Scripture
TCR—True Christian Religion
Verbo—De Verbo*
WE—Word Explained (Adversaria)*
WH—White Horse
Wis.—Divine Wisdom*

Scientific and philosophical works

AK—Animal Kingdom (Soul’s Domain)
Cer.—The Cerebrum*
EAK I, II—Economy of the Animal Kingdom (Dynamics of the Soul’s Domain)
Fib.—The Fibre (EAK III)
Inf.—The Infinite
JD—Journal of Dreams*
L Pr.—Lesser Principia*
Misc. Obs.—Miscellaneous Observations
OPS—Origin and Propagation of the Soul*
Psych. Trans.—Psychological Transactions*
R. Psych.—Rational Psychology*
Sens.—The Five Senses*
WLG—Worship and Love of God

The New Philosophy

The journal of the
Swedenborg Scientific Association

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The journal publishes articles addressing philosophical questions and topics that bear on the scientific, philosophical, and theological works of Swedenborg.

Includes book reviews, and a Notes & Comments department. Triennial index.

Editor: Reuben Bell


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