Definition of Swedenborgian in English:

Swedenborgian

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of the Swedish scientist, philosopher, and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg or his ideas.

    ‘in his later years he turned to the Swedenborgian religion’
    • ‘In his later years he turned to occultism and the Swedenborgian religion.’
    • ‘I'm sure there was a footnote somewhere about a Swedenborgian belief that trees were elevated spirits or something.’
    • ‘The last decades of the eighteenth century saw the establishment in the United States of Swedenborgian congregations.’
    • ‘Meanwhile he continued his schooling under a Swedenborgian teacher.’
    • ‘The stories were chosen as a sampling of James's unacknowledged publications for their use of Swedenborgian ideas.’

noun

  • A person who supports the theories of the Swedish scientist, philosopher, and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg.

    ‘a Swedenborgian who believed in communicating with spirits’
    • ‘The Swedenborgians placed particular emphasis on the sun as a symbol of God because its warmth and light corresponded to divine love and wisdom.’
    • ‘Like many Swedenborgians, he had a strong interest in popular sciences and unorthodox medical movements, including phrenology and mesmerism.’
    • ‘The largest concentration of Swedenborgians are in England.’
    • ‘Having grown up an agnostic, in the later years of her life she became a Swedenborgian.’
    • ‘He introduces us to a Swedenborgian who believed in communicating with spirits.’

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