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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Two Swedenborgian churches

Reading about two Swedenborgian churches, both listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The New Church ...

(or Swedenborgianism) is the name for several historically related Christian denominations that developed as a new religious movement, informed by the writings of Swedish scientist and theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772). Swedenborg claimed to have received a new revelation from Jesus Christ through continuous heavenly visions which he experienced over a period of at least twenty-five years.

- Wayfarers Chapel ...

also known as "The Glass Church" is located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. It is noted for its unique modern architecture and location on cliffs above the Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Swedenborgian Church of North America and serves as a memorial to its founder, Emanuel Swedenborg. The church was designed by Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright) in the late 1940s and was built between 1949 and 1951.

Here are a couple of pics of it from Wikipedia Commons ...





- The Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco ...

a Swedenborgian church significant for its architecture in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California. It is regarded as one of California's earliest pure Arts and Crafts buildings.

Some photos from Wikipedia Commons ...









You can read more about the San Francisco in this New York Times article ... Swedenborgian Church

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