Published by Swedenborg Foundation Incorporated, New York
Organized in 1850 as
The American Swedenborg Printing and Publishing Society
[Abstract] [Table of Contents] [Author's Preface] [Chapter 1]
The same aims and methods have been followed in the translation of this work as were followed in the translation of the Divine Providence, and defined in the preface to that work.
J. C. Ager
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