Reading Group

The Reading Group meets on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Visitors Welcome!!

Whether you start at the beginning of the book or join toward the end, everybody is welcome to attend and fully participate. The group has a collection of books for those who attend, so there is no need to bring anything. The members of the group are used to people who know little about religion, Swedenborg, or what has already been read of the text. We seek an open environment where people can bring their whole self to the discussion of the text, keeping in mind that the purpose of the group is to focus on the primary source material of Emanuel Swedenborg.

Reimagining the Past

A hundred and fifty years ago, a group of Harvard students and teachers sat not too far from here, reading Swedenborg. Emerson, Thoreau, Reed, and many others explored the questions of the ultimate while reading Swedenborg. Today, the reading group revives a tradition dating back before the invention of television, movies and other forms of entertainment.

While the Swedenborgian Church started 200 years ago, with groups of people reading Swedenborg's books, this particular group has been in existence for a little over half a decade. The reading group meets weekly on Thursday nights, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.. We gather to read and discuss the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. While his writings are centuries old, they ask and answer questions that, even today, are pertinent to living meaningful and intentional lives. We welcome all who wish to participate.

Corner of Quincy and Kirkland Sts. 50 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138 | 617.864.4552 | Swedenborg Chapel 2013