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The Swedenborg Library has public hours on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, from 1–5 PM Central Time. Note: we will be closed on the Friday following Thanksgiving, for the holiday. 

Above, the monument to Swedenborg, whose vision of the new Jerusalem (Revelation, chapter 21 in the Bible) inspired city planner Daniel Burnham; in Chicago's Lincoln Park on a particularly beautiful day. Swedenborg looks benevolently toward the city, holding a copy of "Secrets of Heaven" to his heart. 
Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7–8 PM Central Time: 
Living in the Midst of the Apocalypse: 
The Holy City New Jerusalem 
a Zoom-from-home program featuring Rev. Dr. David Fekete   
Sponsored by the Swedenborg Library, Chicago

Rev. Dr. David Fekete

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying:

"See, the home of God is among mortals.

He will dwell with them;

they will be his peoples,

and God himself will be with them;

he will wipe every tear from their eyes.

Death will be no more;

mourning and crying and pain will be no more,

for the first things have passed away.” –Revelation 21:1-4

 

Join us for this Zoom-from-home program on the meaning of the concluding chapters of the Book of Revelation on

Thursday, December 1, 2022;  7 pm Central time  

Rev. Dr. David Fekete will lead the discussion, with Rev. Catherine Lauber, and Rev. Robert McCluskey on hand to participate in the discussion. 

(Note: this program will NOT be held at the Swedenborg Library. To connect via Zoom from your home, download the free application at Zoom.com and email us using the "Contact Us" button at left for the sign-in information. 

Use the "Contact Us" navigation bar at left to RSVP for Zoom access and receive the log-in information. 

For more information on the schedule, click on the "Coming Programs and Events" navigational button.
The Holy City as a Bride, inspired by the Book of Revelation
image by G. Roland Smith ©GenConNewChurch
Image by G. Roland Smith; ©GenConfNewChurch
To join online discussions of others who are reading Swedenborg's work, or to view video presentations, visit one of the sites below:

The Swedenborg Community online: Click Here.

Off The Left Eye videos (organized by topic area:) Click Here.
For blog discussions of Swedenborgian and contemporary topics, or to download books: 
Mini-courses from the Swedenborgian convention in Long Beach, CA may now be viewed on YouTube. 2022 Convention programs
Links to the mini-courses and presentations from the 2021 Swedenborgian Church's may be viewed at the denomination's Youtube page. Click on 2021 Keynote by Gary Lachman and Mini-Courses 
Welcome to the Swedenborg Library in Chicago
Above: Common Ground lecturer Jerry Leitner addresses a group during a Swedenborg Library program taking place in James Parlor at 77 W. Washington St., Chicago. 


Here you'll find information on upcoming events and programs on a wide range of topics, from spiritual practices, the world's religions, spirituality in America among others. 

Our circulating book collection offers a range of contemporary books on spiritual topics, as well as the work of the 18C Swedish scientist and theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. 

One of the insights that Swedenborg had about the heavenly realm was that people who lived the good of their religion of all religions were found there. The Swedenborg Library embraces that idea, and is an ecumenical center. People of all faiths, and those who aren't sure what they believe are welcomed here. 

See Events & Programs for information on our upcoming programs. We look forward to seeing you then. Use the Contact Us form for information on our collection.
  
If you will be in downtown Chicago and would like to visit the Swedenborg Library, we are open Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 pm, Thursday afternoons prior to programs, and by appointment. Click on the Calendar link in the top left column for our hours and schedule. 



For more info on upcoming programs, click on the "upcoming events" bar in the left-hand column.

  




PAST SPEAKERS AT THE SWEDENBORG LIBRARY INCLUDE: 
Rebecca Armstrong, Julia Bachrach, Marc Ian BaraschRev. Kit Billings, Denise Breton, Herbert Bronstein, Sophy Burnham, Rabbi Menachem Cohen, Phil Cousineau, John DeBerry, Rev. Dr. George Dole, Rev. Dr. David Fekete, Barbara Geiger, Mercy Gilpatric, Jack Gilroy, John Haller Jr., Fatima Imam, Kenneth James, Sunny Dawn Johnston, Jim Kenney, Christopher Largent, Stephen & Robin Larsen, Erik Larson, Rev. Dr. James Lawrence, Jerrol Leitner, Dr. Wayne Martindale, Russell Lewis, Ron MillerDr. Raymond Moody, John Moulder, Sarah Odishoo, Paul Quinn, Rev. Dr. Jonathan Rose, Ahmad Sadri, Kristen Schaffer, Ann McNamara Smith, Richard Smoley, John Stolfo,Edward Sylvia, Brother Wayne Teasdale, Dr. Alfred Thomas, Pauline Viviano, Rev. Wilma Wake, John Wasik...