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The true Nature and Meaning of Charity, discussed in a Gymna-

sium, in the Spiritual World...

459

A Disputation between certain Spirits on Faith and Charity se-

parated .....

460

A Conversation in the Southern Quarter of the Spiritual World,

concerning Man as an Organ receptive of Life, and of

Good and Evil, by Influx...

461

Corresponding Representations in the Spiritual World of those

who separate Charity from Faith; and a Discourse with

those Spirits .

· 462

A Council of the Learned convened in the Spiritual World, to

deliberate on Man's Free-will in Spiritual Things, and
their false Notions thereon refuted.......

503
The Sentiments of an Evil Spirit and a Good Spirit on Free-will. 504
Concerning two Spirits collecting Proofs from the Word in fa-
vour of Justification by Faith...

505

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165

169

No. Page,

A Representation of a Herd of Goats, and a Flock of Sheep, in

the Spiritual World, with the Sentiments of those who

separate, and of those who unite, Faith and Charity.. 506 171

A Conversation with Angels on the Concupiscence of Evil, which

is in every Man by Birth.......

507 178

A visible Representation of the New Church, and its correspond-

ing Particulars, explained.....

508 181

The great City, called Sodom and Egypt, (Rev. xi. 8,) destroyed;

and the Nature of Repentance and Remission, explained. 567 225

The Condition of Life after Death, according to the Life of the

Spirit in the Body, exemplified.....

568 230

of the Spheres of the Inhabitants of Heaven and Hell, when

made sensible as Odours......

569 233

Concerning the Delighits of Hell, which shew their Nature and

Quality, exemplified......

570 235

On Faith and Charity, on Repentance, on the Immortality of

the Soul, on Regeneration, on Baptism, and on the Holy

Supper, as explained by three Angels, who were sent

by the Lord to a Company of Spirits, who had prayed

earnestly to God to be instructed in Divine Truths.... 621 293

of the Reception of Spirits in Heaven, after their final Prepa-

ration in the World of Spirits for their respective States ;

and of the Rejection of heaven by those who are in

Evils and Falses.....,

622 300

of the Reception of certain Spirits in Heaven, who believed it

consisted in a mere external Admission, without inter-

nal Preparation ; with the corresponding Representation

of their Ascent and Descent, explained......

623

302

The Marriage of Goodness and Truth explained by an Angel.. 624 306

The Glorification of the Lord for His Advent, by the Angels of

Heaven

625 308

Concerning the Places of Instruction in the Spiritual World for

Novitiate Spirits ; with an Inquiry into the general Pro-

perties of Heaven and Hell, and their three Universals,

exemplified

661 347

On Concupiscence, Phaotasy, and Intelligence, explained by

Angels, and exemplified.....

662

356

A Discourse among Angels on Intelligence and Wisdom in Man,

not the least portion of which is from himself, but only

the Faculty of receiving them .....

663 360

Concerning the Elect, and Election, explained in a Conversation

with certain Angelic Spirits; and a Convocation of the

Clergy and Laity, who deliver their Notions respecting

Conscience; the true Nature of which is afterwards

explained.....

664 362

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CONTAINING

The Universal Theology,

OF THE

NEW HEAVEN AND NEW CHURCH.

CHAPTER VII.

OF CHARITY, OR LOVE TOWARDS OUR NEIGH

BOUR; AND OF GOOD WORKS.

392. FROM the doctrine of faith we next proceed to that of charity, for faith and charity are conjoined like truth and good, or like light and heat in the time of spring. We use this similitude, because spiritual light, which is the light that proceedeth from the sun of the spiritual world, in its essence is truth, and in consequence, truth in that world, wheresoever it appeareth, shines with a splendor according to its purity; and spiritual heat, which also proceedeth from the same sun, in its essence is good. The case is the same with respect to charity and faith, as with good and truth, charity being the complex of all things belonging to the good which a man doeth to his neighbour, and faith the complex of all things belonging to the truth which he thinketh respecting God and things divine. Since then the truth of faith is spiritual light, and the good of charity spiritual heat, it follows, that there is a similitude between these two and the two properties of the same name in the natural world; that is to say, that as by their conjunction VOL. 1.

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