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New York: John Allen, 1847. Original printed wrappers, 24 pp. The father of the novelist of the same name, himself an admirer of Swedenborg, writes this caustic criticism of the "New Jerusalem Church", the dominant Swedenborgian institution in America. On the front wrapper James quotes Milton's "Areopagitica": "I fear yet this iron yoke of outward conformity hath left a slavish print upon our necks...", signifying that the New Church is just like all the others, having established an orthodoxy in order to dominate its followers. Swedenborg counseled against institutional religion, James says - he revealed that "...true religion was charity, a sense of equality with all, (and) an abandonment of all sense of distinction." (Habegger, 1994, p.258). This is No. 1 in the series "Tracts for the New Times". No wear, light soiling to back wrapper. A Fine copy.
Title: Letter to a Swedenborgian.
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Seller ID: james,henry,sr.280newyork:johnallen,1847.origina