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CHRISTIAN RELIGION;

CONTAINING THE

or

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 aUo by T. Goyder, 8, Charles Street, Westminster;
Messrs. Clarke, Manchester;
And maybe had of all Booksellers in Town and Country.

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CONTENTS

OF

THE SECOND VOLUME.

No. Page.

CHAP. VII.

Of Charity, Or Love Towards Our Neighbour, And

Of Goodwork9 392 1

I. 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 Setf, 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 invert) him 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 CoHntry, 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 eur 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 consistcth in acting justly and faith-

fully, in whatsoever Office, Business, and Employment

a Person is engaged. and with whomsoever he hath any

Commerce or Connection 422 43

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