Category Archives: history

Shorthand Connections in Swedenborgian Circles

Read this interesting article about shorthand, and its relation to one of the Swedenborgian church’s influential family’s members, Isaac Pitman.

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#WomensHistoryMonth/#TBT: Florence Murdoch

Florence Murdoch was born June 14, 1887 in Lakewood NY to James Riley Murdoch and Florence Carlisle Murdoch. Although she was born in Lakewood NY, she lived her entire life in Cincinnati OH. She was a member of the American … Continue reading

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#ThrowbackThursday: Owenites and Swedenborgians

As we explored last Sunday, Swedenborgians in Southwestern Ohio were interested in utopian ideals and were associated with the Owenite community which attempted to form in Yellow, Springs, OH. As you will see in the documents below, the Owenite society … Continue reading

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Pageant of the Past

From the archives. Ghosts of Christmas past. December 25, 1861.

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Jesus’ Humble Entrance #LunchtimeLessons @OffTheLeftEye

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#FBF: Cincinnatian Eliza Lovell Tibbets & her Orange Utopia

California’s citrus industry owes a huge debt to the introduction of the navel orange tree—in fact, to two trees in particular, the parent trees of the vast groves of navel oranges that exist in California today. Those trees were planted … Continue reading

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Relatively Presidential

Are you interested in Presidential History? Check out this article by Francesca McCrossan, Ph.D. And Rev. Dr. James F. Lawrence, about the great grand-uncle of George HW Bush, the first George Bush, and his connections to the New Church.

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#FridayFeeling @NewportAquarium: Many Fish, One Ocean

Via 1893 Religious Plurality Swedenborg saw and conversed with persons of many faiths and so urged acceptance of other religions long before ecumenism came into vogue. Chicago lawyer Charles Bonney, a Swedenborgian Church member, initiates and manages the 1893 … Continue reading

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#FBF “It’s Not in Buildings”

A beautiful memoir of the original Swedenborgian Church in Walnut Hills by Carol Skinner Lawson…

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#FBF #CincinnatiHistory @GlendaleNewChu

Historical views on the Glendale New Church’s beliefs, post-construction, in 1861. Continue reading

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