About Emanuel Swedenborg

Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish philosopher, scientist and theologian who lived from 1688 to 1772. The son of a Lutheran Bishop, he designed a number of useful inventions and published scientific works on a range of subjects including cosmology, mathematics and the structure and function of the brain. He worked as a Royal Assessor of Mines and was a member of the Upper House of the Swedish Parliament. He published approximately thirty volumes of theological writings based on an in-depth study of the Bible, his own personal spiritual experiences, and revelation from God.