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“Religion occupies the highest seat in the human mind, and sees beneath it the civil matters pertaining to the world; it also ascends by means of them... and from that height it surveys what is natural, as from a tower one surveys the plains below.”   —  True Christian Religion 601

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Presentations can be viewed when available by clicking on titles below, and the full text of these papers are to be published during the 2008-2009 school year.

Session 1. Discussant: President Eric Carswell

African Sprituality: Rev. Jeremy Simons

Assisted by Ekow Eshun and Brian Smith

Islam and the New Church: Rev. Erik Sandstrom, Jr.

Assisted by Abigail Echols

The Ancient Word and the Last Judgment: Rev. Chris Bown

Session 2. Discussant: Rev. Goran Applegren

The Child and Songs of Innocence: Dr. Jane Williams-Hogan

Assisted by Kendra Knight

Education of Women After the Last Judgment: Dr. Sonia Werner

Assisted by Megan Malone

Swedenborg and the Abolition of Slavery: Dean Brian Henderson

Assisted by Wystan Carswell

Session 3. Discussant: Dr. Gregory Baker

Swedenborg’s New Scientific Paradigm: Dr. Reuben Bell

The Last Judgment’s Effects on 19th C. Mathematics: Prof. Forest Dristy

Ideas for Swedenborgian Mathematical Illustrations: Dr. Neill Simonetti

Assisted by Robert Cooper

Session 4. Discussant: Rev. Stephen D. Cole

Swedenborg and Locke: Dr. Andrew Dibb

Assisted by Christopher Barber

The Last Judgment, Cosmology and Theological Interpretation:

Dr. Allen Bedford

The Prominence of Naturalism After the Last Judgment:

Dr. Dan Synnestvedt

Assisted by Malcolm Smith