Calendar

All texts referenced below will be made available in electronic (PDF) format, and posted on the blogspace under the “Texts” page menu.

Week 1 (Oct. 1-7):

  • Alistair McGrath, “The Meaning of Life and Other Enigmas” from The Reenchantment of Nature: the Denial of Religion and the Ecological Crisis
  • Devin Zuber, Chapter One — “Introduction” from A Language of Things: Swedenborg and the Environmental Imaginary (draft)

WEEK 2 (OCT. 8-14):

  • Devin Zuber, “Visionary Science” from A Language of Things: Swedenborg and the Environmental Imaginary (draft)
  • Excerpts from Swedenborg, Divine Love and Wisdom Divine Providence
  • Skype-in video conversation, time / date to be determined

WEEKs 3 & 4 (OCT. 15-28):

  • Kristin King, excerpts from Gardens of Heaven and Earth
  • Excerpts from Swedenborg: Marriage Love nos. 183, 316; Heaven and Hell nos. 108-111.
  • Skype-in video conversation, Tuesday @ 4:00 p.m. (PST)

NOVEMBER BREAK

weeks 5-6 (Nov. 19-DEC 2):

  • Catherine Albanese, excerpts from Reconsidering Nature Religion
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, excerpts from “Nature” (1836)
  • Devin Zuber, “Radical Correspondence: Emerson, Swedenborg, and Environmental Poetics”
  • Skype-in video conversation, Tuesday Nov. 27th @ 4:00 p.m. (PST)

weeks 7 & 8 (DEC. 3–17):

  • Lee Sponsel, excerpts from Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution
  • Edmund Brown, “Towards a New Church Land Ethic”
  • Guest bloggers from the contemporary world of Swedenborgian ecology, including Lincoln Smith @ Forested
  • Skype-in video conversation with guest bloggers, time / date to be determined

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