In the history of the rebellion of man against God and against the order of nature, Swedenborg stands out as a healer who wanted to break the seals on the sacred books and thus make the rebellion unnecessary. Here are presented a number of his essays to that end.
The Reverend Doctor James F. Lawrence received his D. Min. from the Graduate Theological Foundation and has been a Swedenborgian minister for more than twenty years, most recently serving as pastor for the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco. He served for many years as the publisher of J. Appleseed, Inc., a Swedenborgian publishing house. Dr. Lawrence is currently the dean of the Swedenborgian House of Studies in Berkeley, California."