Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who holds the doctrines of the New Jerusalem church, as taught by Emanuel Swedenborg, a Swedish philosopher and religious writer, who was born a. d. 1688 and died 1772. Swedenborg claimed to have intercourse with the spiritual world, through the opening of his spiritual senses in 1745. He taught that the Lord Jesus Christ, as comprehending in himself all the fullness of the Godhead, is the one only God, and that there is a spiritual sense to the Scriptures, which he (Swedenborg) was able to reveal, because he saw the correspondence between natural and spiritual things.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Swedenborg or his views.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), a Swedish scientific and religious author, or to Swedenborgianism.
  • n. A believer in the theology and religious doctrines of Swedenborg; a New Churchman.

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Examples

  • i climbed upon my boss his desk to type a flaming ballad and there i found a heap grotesque of socks and songs and salad some swedenborgian dope on hell with modernistic hunches remnants of plays that would not jell and old forgotten lunches

    the author s desk

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