“Swedenborg died in 1772. There were probably at that time four or five people who had read his works and felt that they were true. He never attempted to found a church and he never preached. He only wrote these books. It is fascinating that, in spite the fact he only wrote these books, by the year 1800 the books had literally been carried all over the world and had influenced large numbers of people.” — Jane Williams-Hogan answers our questions on Swedenborg and the religious movement based upon his message.
General Conference of the New Church
Swedenborgian Church of North America (formerly General Convention)
General Church of the New Jerusalem
The Lord’s New Church which is Nova Hierosolyma
The questions of Religioscope to Jane Williams-Hogan were asked by Jean-François Mayer. The tape-recorded interview was transcribed by Nancy Grivel-Burke.
Minor typographical and stylistical revisions on 19 July 2006