Block’s book is the most definitive – and readable – history of the organized “Swedenborgian” church or “New Church” up to the time of its publication in 1932.  However, many of the issues of doctrine and church politics it reviews are still current (e.g. see Do We Need Church Organizations? or So Who Should Run the Church?)

Click here to access the complete online version of the book, available  in several formats. (Googlebooks has an online copy but classifies it as “Limited Preview,” meaning some pages were deleted,)