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[sweed-n-bawr-jee-uh n, -gee-] /ˌswid nˈbɔr dʒi ən, -gi-/
of or relating to Emanuel Swedenborg, his religious doctrines, or the body of followers adhering to these doctrines and constituting the Church of the New Jerusalem, or New Church.
a believer in the religious doctrines of Swedenborg.
Origin of Swedenborgian
First recorded in 1795-1805; Swedenborg + -ian
Related forms
Swedenborgianism, Swedenborgism, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Nothing but the power of God," answered the Swedenborgian gravely.

    Ursula Honore de Balzac
  • Note that even when he is differing from his teacher, his language is Swedenborgian.

    William Blake Charles Gardner
  • He may be a Swedenborgian, a Quaker, a Muggletonian;—anything will do.

  • "Her body is for the time being in abeyance," said the Swedenborgian.

    Ursula Honore de Balzac
  • When he was about twenty Harris became a Universalist preacher, and then a Swedenborgian.

  • The Brocton philosophy of love and marriage is manifestly Swedenborgian.

    History of American Socialisms John Humphrey Noyes
  • I should love to be a sort of Swedenborgian with all sorts of fanciful private beliefs.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • Joseph Worcester was a modest, shrinking Swedenborgian minister.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty Charles A. Murdock
  • Although Mr. James held much to Swedenborg's point of view, he did not belong to the Swedenborgian denomination.

    Reminiscences, 1819-1899 Julia Ward Howe.
  • Joseph Jefferson was a Swedenborgian in his religious belief.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 2) Henry Watterson
Word Origin and History for Swedenborgian

1791, for Emanuel Svedberg, Swedish mystic and religious philosopher (1668-1772). His followers organized 1788 as The New Church.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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