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The Hopeful Year is an anthology of readings on Swedenborgian themes edited by G.Roland Smith and originally published in book form by Seminar Books, London in 2001. This web based version presents a weekly changing extract from the book.



To read this week's extract from the Hopeful Year click: This Week



The final paragraph of the preface by the editor makes these comments:

What is it all for? An assortment such as this may help us to refine our ideas about God, about heaven, about the world in which we find ourselves, about our own hidden ambitions, and other profound matters. Perhaps this is what people mean these days when they use woolly terms like ‘self-awareness’, but, at all events, I hope these pages will entertain. A daily dose could maybe strengthen the reader in the search for meaning and purpose in this perilous world.