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About Tiffany's Swedenborgian Angels
"The book of Revelation has more to discuss than doomsday prophecy. Tiffany's Swedenborgian Angels: Stained Glass Windows Representing the Seven Churches from the Book of Revelation discusses the art behind the book of Revelations, created on stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Presented in full color with connections to the theories of Emanuel Swedenborg connected strongly, Tiffany's Swedenborgian Angels is of strong interest to anyone with a fascination with religiously-inspired art and the book of Revelations."
—Midwest Book Review/Wisconsin Bookwatch: August 2011
"Art and spirituality reside together comfortably, and beautifully, in this book."
—Alex Moore, ForeWord Reviews, September, 2011
"Seven exquisite stained glass windows are presented in full color in this oversize paperback. Each angel bears the name of one of the seven ancient cities of Asia Minor: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, etc. Geographical and historical background is provided for each city. Every angel also presents a message, conveyed by an inscription and by symbolic details of the art. The angelic wisdom or deeper spiritual meaning of each message is explained. The text, enhanced by over seventy small color illustrations, is based on the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg and focuses in particular on St. John's letters to the churches in each of the ancient cities.
These windows were originally created in the late 1800s by Louis Tiffany for a Swedenborgian church in Cincinnati. When the church was destroyed to make way for a highway, the windows were crated and put in storage. It was not until 2001 that they were rediscovered and painstakingly restored, bringing the luminous angels and their messages back to life. Details of the restoration are described. In order that many people can see them, the windows are presently part of a traveling exhibition; for information please see incompanywithangels.org."
—Light of Consciousness Magazine, Winter 2011
Table of Contents
Foreword by the Reverend Susannah Currie
The Angel of Ephesus
The Angel of Smyrna
The Angel of Pergamos
The Angel of Thyatira
The Angel of Sardis
The Angel of Philadelphia
The Angel of Laodicea
Conserving the Windows by Arthur Femenella
About the Authors
Mary Lou Bertucci is a freelance editor who specializes in scholarly publishing. She holds a BA and MA in English literature. From 1994 to 2007, she was the senior editor at the Swedenborg Foundation; she was also a contributing editor to The Encyclopedia of Human Rights (1986, 1994).
Joanna Hill has worked in scholarly and religious publishing for many years and is executive editor of Swedenborg Foundation Press. She has a BA in French and a MA in religious studies from the Academy of the New Church Theological School in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.