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E. Swedenborg did not found a new church himself, but he quickly attracted a following in Sweden, although congregations of the Swedenborgian New Church did not appear there until 1866. The first congregation of Swedenborgians had already been formed in London in 1787. There the Swedenborg Society began translating and publishing Swedenborg’s works in 1810. An umbrella organization was formed in London in 1815, the General Conference of the New Church.

The first Swedenborgian congregation in the United States was founded in Baltimore in 1793. The Gen…

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Lenhammar, Harry, “Swedenborgians”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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