布莱恩·阿森学院 of the 新教堂 serves as an intellectual center for all who desire to engage in higher education enriched, guided, and structured by the study of the Old Testament, New Testament, 和ological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. This education challenges students to develop spiritual purpose, to think broadly and critically from a variety of perspectives, and to build intellectual and practical 技能. The ultimate purpose is to enhance students’ civil, moral, and spiritual lives, and to contribute to human spiritual welfare. 阅读我们的 完整的任务，包括我们的制度目标.
我们的宗教观点坚持 新教会神学, a form of Christianity based on teachings of the Bible 和 theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, who wrote, “All religion is of life, 和 life of religion 就是做好事.” A 布莱恩·阿森学院 education emphasizes practical 技能 of writing, quantitative reasoning, public presentation, and experiential education, as well as the liberal arts values of critical thinking, interdisciplinary connections, and spiritual 调查. Here, what matters most is how you expand your thought, live your beliefs, 并有所作为.
At 布莱恩·阿森学院, our courses pair the intellectual 调查 of a strong liberal arts education with spiritual 调查 rooted in the teachings of the 新教堂. 你 will explore this perspective in your religion courses, and you will also see it reflected 在你的其他课程中.
The 新教堂 is a form of Christianity that respects all faiths that acknowledge God and a life of charity toward the neighbor. 在Bryn Athyn学院，我们坚持这些 values, and we encourage our students to develop their individual beliefs. 我们没有 require our students to be of the 新教堂 faith, but we will ask you to think critically and deeply about spiritual concepts 和ir application to your life; then we will encourage you to live according to your findings—to be a person of integrity, honor, 和同情.
Emanuel Swedenborg was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on January 29, 1688. 他是 son of Jesper Swedberg, a Lutheran bishop.
Swedenborg’s education included studies at the University of Uppsala and work with leading scientists in many countries throughout Western Europe. Swedenborg是其中一员 of the Swedish House of Nobles 和 Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, as well as a participant in the Swedish government. 他的出版物涵盖了许多主题， from philosophy 和ology to anatomy and physiology. 在他的晚年(开始) around 1743), Swedenborg’s writing focused on theology. 他这一时期的作品 include Biblical exegesis, discussions of the spiritual world, commentary on what it means to be Christian, and how to lead a good and useful life.
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布莱恩·阿森学院 has been educating undergraduates for more than 130 years, dating back to its 1877 incorporation as part of the Academy of the 新教堂 under the 宾夕法尼亚州联邦的法律. 学院也包括学院 作为一所神学院和两所中学. In 1997, the College changed its name from the Academy of the 新教堂 College to 布莱恩·阿森学院 of the 新教堂, as 可以在我们的 原始签署的章程和附录.
布林·阿森学院隶属于 新教堂—also known as the General Church of the New Jerusalem—a religious organization based on the teachings of the Bible 和 18th century philosopher 和ologian, Emanuel Swedenborg.
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