|Primary Theological Works
|Arcana Coelestia (sometimes translated as
||An extensive verse by verse explanation of
the deeper levels of meaning of Genesis and Exodus describing the spiritual
development of a human being and the nature of the Divine. (Published in 12
|Spiritual Diary (sometimes called Spiritual
||The personal notebooks kept by Swedenborg of
his experiences in the Spiritual World and reflections upon them. They were
unpublished until the mid 1800s.
||A description of the structure and phenomena
of the Spiritual World.
|Earths in the Universe
||Conversations Swedenborg had with people in
the Spiritual World who said they were from other planets in the universe.
|The Last Judgement
||Description of events in the Spiritual World
preparing the way for the establishment of the New Church.
|The White Horse
||A brief explanation of the meaning of the
white horse with its rider from the Book of Revelation chapter 19 as the
Divine truth of the Lord's Word.
|The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine
||A brief summary of the fundamental doctrines
of the New Church with extensive references to the Arcana Coelestia for
|The Doctrine of the Lord
||A brief work summarizing the teachings about
God - His Divinity and Humanity - with extensive references to the Old and
|The Doctrine of the Sacred Scripture
||A brief work summarizing the teachings on
the nature of revelation.
|The Doctrine of Life
||A brief work describing the qualities which
comprise a life of good which leads to heaven.
|The Doctrine of Faith
||A brief work explaining the nature of faith
and its role in the life of regeneration.
|A Continuation Concerning the Last Judgement
||A continuation describing various erroneous
beliefs about the Divine and the path of spiritual development.
||A philosophic treatment of creation - how
the Divine finited Himself to produce the natural world and the human race.
||A thorough explanation of how the Lord leads
people in freedom to become angels in heaven; also, why He allows evils to
||A two volume, verse by verse treatment of
the Book of Revelation.
|Conjugial Love (or Marital Love)
||An explanation of the sources of love in
marriage and a practical guide on how husbands and wives can grow ever
closer forming an eternal union.
|A Brief Exposition of the Doctrine of the
||A point by point comparison of fundamental
Catholic and Protestant doctrines with the teachings of the New Church.
|Inter-relationship of the Soul and Body
||A brief description of the relationship and
interaction between the spiritual and natural realms.
||A comprehensive overview of the fundamental
doctrines of the New Church, including the Lord, the Ten Commandments,
Faith, Charity, Repentance, Reformation, Regeneration, Holy Supper, Baptism,
and the Second Coming.
|Primary Scientific and Philosophical
|Principles of Chemistry
||Swedenborg's first effort at explaining
||A second attempt at explaining creation.
||Swedenborg's full explanation of creation,
including an introduction on the means leading to a true philosophy.
|The Infinite and Final Cause of Creation
||A philosophical argument for the existence
of God based upon the order in nature.
|The Economy of the Animate Kingdom
||An anatomical work looking at the blood,
embryology, etc., seeking an answer as to how the soul operates in the body.
This is Swedenborg's first clear articulation of the doctrines of discrete
degrees and correspondences.
||Contains Swedenborg's doctrine of physical
|The Rational Psychology
||An exploration of the workings of the mind
as a "mixed intellect" between the soul and the "animus."
|The Animal Kingdom
||A second effort at explaining how the soul
operates in the body. Includes material on the five senses and generation.
|The Worship and Love of God
||An allegorical depiction of creation by God.