[ 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

OTHER WORDS FROM Swedenborgian

Swe·den·bor·gi·an·ism, Swe·den·borg·ism, noun
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Swedenborgism (ˈswiːdənˌbɔːdʒɪzəm, -ɡɪz-)

/ (ˌswiːdənˈbɔːdʒɪəˌnɪzəm, -ɡɪ-) /


the system of philosophical and religious doctrines of Emanuel Swedenborg, emphasizing the spiritual structure of the universe, the possibility of direct contact with spirits, and the divinity of Christ. This provided the basis for the New Jerusalem Church (or New Church) founded by Swedenborg's followers

Derived forms of Swedenborgianism

Swedenborgian, noun, adjective
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