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THE DOCTRINE OF THE LORD,
THE NEW-JERUSALEM CHURCH.
BY RICHARD DE CHARMS,
AN ORDAINING MINISTER OF THAT CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES.
The writer of these sermons cannot give them publicity without disclaiming, on the very threshold, all credit for any truths which they may contain. All that belongs to him is some peculiarity in the presentation and illustra. tion of the doctrines taught by Emanuel Swedenborg, who, he believes, was peculiarly qualified, and personally commanded by the Lord, to teach those doctrines to his church. He is even willing to think that what he calls his illustrations, may in fact be nothing more than tempering mediums of a too bright light. He hopes, however, that the spiritual objects seen through them will not be found to be distorted. If the light has been merely dimmed by the medium in which it is refracted, it is perhaps well; for our weak eyes, in taking altitudes, need to be defended from the sun's effulgence by coloured mediums. In short, these sermons are designed to be simply an index to the writings of Swedenborg, which contain “truths continuous from the Lord :" and the author hopes that the reader will go from the index to the bourn at which it points. In the works of that enlightened writer, every sincere seeker of truth, of all denominations, will find fuller information and far clearer illustration of the subjects discussed in this book. And to aid him in his search for truth, the titles of some of the principal theological
works of Swedenborg, and the places where they may be procured, are here indicated.
Price Arcana Coelestia, 12 vols., 8vo.,
$ 30 00 Apocalypse Revealed, 3 vols., 12m0.,
3 00 Apocalypse Explained, 6 vols., 8vo.,
16 00 The True Christian Religion, 1 vol., 8vo.,
2 75 Heaven and Hell, 1 vol., 12mo.,
75 Angelic Wisdom concerning the Divine Love and the Divine Wisdom, 1 vol., 12mo.,
do. the Divine Providence 1 pol., 80.,
1 75 Four Leading Doctrines of the Lord, of Life, of
Faith, and of the Sacred Scriptures, 1 pol., 12mo., 75 The Heavenly Doctrines of the New Jerusalem, pamphlet, 12mo.,
These works, with others pertaining to the new church, are kept for sale by Otis Clapp, 121 Washington Street, Boston; Samuel Colman, Bookseller, 56 Gold Street, New York; Daniel Goddard, 109 North Second Street, Philadelphia; T. S. Arthur, 8 North Street, Baltimore; and Southworth Holmes, Main Street, near Fifth Street, Cincinnati.
Philadelphia, May, 1840.