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My Lord and my God; essays on modern religion, the Bible, and Emanuel Swedenborg.

Author: Theodore Pitcairn
Publisher: New York, Exposition Press [1967]
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Pitcairn, Theodore.
My Lord and my God.
New York, Exposition Press [1967]
(OCoLC)600171441
Named Person: Emanuel Swedenborg
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Pitcairn
OCLC Number: 390973
Description: ix, 298 pages illustrations (some color), color portraits 21 cm
Contents: Part One: Problems in today's world and their solution --
Chapter 1 --
The doubting Thomas --
Why it is difficult to believe that Jesus is God --
Has creation a purpose? --
How can we know God? --
God willed to be conjoined with Man --
Pride and conceit --
Innocence and sophistication --
Atheists and agnostics --
Conservatives and progressives --
Further reason for obscurity as to who Jesus was --
Why God became incarnate --
Three possibilities for an idea as to who Jesus was --
God is ever seeking Man --
Chapter 2 --
Adam and Eve, the serpent and the cherubim --
Why God permits evil --
The cherubim --
Chapter 3 --
The two gates --
Chapter 4 --
The logos --
The negative attitude --
Augustine --
Two states of the Lord while on earth --
Chapter 5 --
The Trinity --
Other worldliness --
Could God become angry? --
Why there is a hell --
God is infinitely merciful --
Chapter 6 --
Redemption --
Why the Lord was born of a virgin --
Chapter 7 --
The two great commandments --
The Lord's command to the young man --
Naaman the Leper --
Part Two: An explication of Genesis and certain other chapters of the Bible based on the work "Arcana Coelestia" by Emanuel Swedenborg --
Introduction --
Fulfilling the law --
The Bible or Word of God --
Chapter 1 --
Noah and the Dove --
Noah opens a window and sends forth first a raven, then a dove --
The dove --
Chapter 2 --
The tower of Babel --
Chapter 3 --
The Patriarchs --
Chapter 4 --
The call of Abram --
Abram goes to Egypt --
Sarai called Abram's sister --
Chapter 5 --
Lot --
Chapter 6 --
Wars in the Word of the Lord --
Chapter 7 --
The terror of great darkness --
Chapter 8 --
Ishmael --
Chapter 9 --
Abraham goes to Gerar --
Chapter 10 --
Abraham's temptation to sacrifice Isaac --
Chapter 11 --
Jacob and Esau --
Chapter 12 --
Joseph --
Joseph and Potiphar and his wife --
Chapter 13 --
Joseph, his brethren, and the Egyptians --
Joseph's dreams --
Chapter 14 --
The ten commandments, or Decalogue --
Chapter 15 --
"I am Jehovah (the Lord) thy God" --
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me" --
"Thou shalt not take the name of Jehovah thy God in vain" --
"Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy" --
"Honor thy father and thy mother" --
"Thou shalt not kill" --
"Thou shalt not commit adultery" --
"Thou shalt not steal" --
"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor" --
"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's" --
Chapter 15 --
The writings of Emanuel Swedenborg --
Chapter 16 --
The Samaritan woman at the well --
Chapter 17 --
Baptism and the holy supper --
Part Three: The second coming of the Lord, Swedenborg and "the Lord's new church" --
Chapter 1 --
The second coming of the Lord --
Chapter 2 --
Swedenborg: youth and scientific period --
Swedenborg's theological period --
Swedenborg at fifty five commences a new work --
Skepticism about Swedenborg --
Why Swedenborg's declarations are not generally accepted --
The spiritual world --
Swedenborg's theological writings --
Swedenborg not a mystic --
The style of the theological writings of Swedenborg --
Chapter 3 --
Beginning of the New Church and its spiritual development --
What the writings of Swedenborg say about themselves --
Can we surely know truth? --
The understanding of the Word --
The genuine church --
Epilogue --
Postscript --
The religious turmoil of the mid nineteen sixties.

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