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Religion and the Rebel, Part 13

Religion and the Rebel, Part 13

Wilson now turns to Emanuel Swedenborg, to examine some of his work. It is a short chapter and he doesn’t have a lot to say about him. Most of us have heard of Swedenborg and his amazing visions of Heaven and Hell. The material pertaining to the Outsider and existentialism in his oeuvre is what we’re interested in here. Wilson begins his examination by stating: “For the existentialist, truth is subjectivity; external events are neither true nor untrue, but unimportant.”1 Wilson…

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