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The Tablet of Emanuel, retranslated

Posted by Sen on July 31, 2018


In a previous posting, I discussed the background of Abdu’l-Baha’s tablet to an American Bahai, Mr. E. E. Wrestling Brewster, concerning the 18th century polymath and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg.

Wrestling Brewster, who was attached to the New Jerusalem Church in New York, wrote to Abdu’l-Baha regarding Swedenborg. He later described the contents of his letter as:

… a query as to what is the relation between the Revelation of Emanuel Swedenborg and that of Baha ‘o ‘llah? The statement was given that the writer [Wrestling Brewster] was a deep student and disciple of the Swedish Seer and a communicant in the New-Church founded upon His doctrines; and further, that a resolve had been made to assist in spreading this spiritual philosophy before the masses.

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