Courses related to the Certificate in Spiritual Christianity

  • In this course you will be given an introduction into the life and teaching of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) that will serve as a foundation to the other courses in the Certificate programme. As you progress through the course you will come to appreciate how events in Swedenborg's life informed his thinking and, under the Lord's providence, contributed to his preparation for the reception of spiritual ideas from the Word by which the Lord's made His Second Advent.
  • This prerequisite course offers a survey of the Heavenly Doctrines using as its principal text the work The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine. On completion of this course students will have gained an understanding of the key concepts on which the faith and practice of Spiritual Christianity is founded.
  • This prerequisite course offers a survey of the Heavenly Doctrines using as its principal text the work The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine. On completion of this course students will have gained an understanding of the key concepts on which the faith and practice of Spiritual Christianity is founded.
  • Understanding correspondences is the key to understanding the dynamic relationship that exists between the spiritual and natural levels of existence in every domain of human life. Of particular interest is how knowledge of the science of correspondence is able to lead a person into the unfathomable depths of meaning contained in the Bible and bring this text to life as we learn to see in its stories the story of our own spiritual awakening and regeneration.
  • This course offers students an opportunity to get an overview of the content of the Bible along with a sense of connection between those books that make up the New Church canon or the Word found within it. The nature of Sacred Scripture is explored in terms of the relationship between its literal and spiritual levels of meaning and its application to living a spiritual life.