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CHRISTIAN RELIGION;

CONTAINING THE

Universal Theology

OF

THE NEW CHURCH,

WHICH WAS FORETOLD BY THE LORD,

In DANIEL, chap. vii. 13, 14; and in the APOCALYPSE, chap. xxi. 1, 2.

By EMANUEL SWEDENBORG,

SERVANT OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL LATIN WORK

Printed at Amsterdam in the Year 1771,

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

THE FIFTH EDITION.

LONDON:
PRINTED AND SOLD FOR THE SOCIETY FOR PRINTING AND
PUBLISHING THE WRITINGS OF THE Hon. EMANUEL SWEDENBORG,

Instituted in London in the Year, 1810,
By H. HODSON, 15, Cross Street Hatton Garden ;
Sold also by T. GOYDER, 8, Charles Street, Westminster ;

Messrs. CLARKE, Manchester;
And may be had of all Booksellers in Town and Country.

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CONTENTS

No. Page.

CHAP. VII.

OF CHARITY, OR LOVE TOWARDS OUR NEIGHBOUR, AND

OF GOODWORKS.

392

1. That there are Three universal Loves, the Love of Heaven,

the Love of the World, and the Love of Self....

394 3

1 of the Will and the Understanding..

397 6

2 Of Good and Truth......

398 7

3 Of Love in general

399 9

4 Of the Love of Self, and the Love of the World, in

particular

400 12

5 of the Internal and External Man....

401 17

6 of the mere Natural and Sensual Man...

402 19

II. That those Three Loves, when they are in right subordina-

tion, make Man perfect; but when they are not in

right subordination, they pervert and invertjhim.... 403 22

III. That every individual Man is the Neighbour whom we

ought to love, but according to the Quality of his Good. 406 27

IV. That Man considered collectively, that is, as a lesser or

larger Society, and considered under the Idea of com-

pound Societies, that is, as our Country, is the Neigh-

bour who ought to be loved

412 32

V. That the Church is our Neighbour, whom we are bound to

love in a higher Degree; and that the Kingdom of the

Lord is our Neighbour, and ought to be loved in the

highest Degree......

415 36

VI. That to love our Neighbour, considered in itself, is not to love

the Person of our Neighbour, but the Good which is in
his Person.

417 88

VII. That Charity and Good Works are two distinct Things,

like Willing what is Good, and Doing what is Good ... 420 40

VIII. That Charity itself consisteth in acting justly and faith-

fully, in whatsoever Office, Business, and Em

yment

a Person is engaged, and with whomsoever he hath any

Commerce or Connection ....

422 43

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