Swedenborgian

Swedenborgian

[sweed-n-bawr-jee-uhn, -gee-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Emanuel Swedenborg, his religious doctrines, or the body of followers adhering to these doctrines and constituting the Church of the New Jerusalem, or New Church.
noun
2.
a believer in the religious doctrines of Swedenborg.

Origin:
1795–1805; Swedenborg + -ian

Swedenborgianism, Swedenborgism, noun
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Swedenborgianism or Swedenborgism (ˌswiːdənˈbɔːdʒɪəˌnɪzəm, -ɡɪ-, ˈswiːdənˌbɔːdʒɪzəm, -ɡɪz-)
 
n
the system of philosophical and religious doctrines of Emanuel Swedenborg, emphasizing the spiritual structure of the universe, the possibility of direct contact with spirits, and the divinity of Christ. This provided the basis for the New Jerusalem Church (or New Church) founded by Swedenborg's followers
 
Swedenborgism or Swedenborgism
 
n
 
Sweden'borgian or Swedenborgism
 
n, —adj

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Swedenborgian
1791, for Emanuel Svedberg, Swedish mystic and religious philosopher (1668-1772). His followers organized 1788 as The New Church.
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