Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Helen Keller's Religion

While many people know of Helen Keller as an inspirational figure, an advocate for the disabled, a feminist and a champion rights, few are as familiar with her religious leanings. Her book My Religion explained how she became a follower of Swedish Christian mystic Emanuel Swedenborg. Swedenborg held that there is a spirit world corresponding to the physical world, and in that spirit world the senses are perfect. Ray Silverman chaplain at Bryn Athyn College of the New Church in Pennsylvania put together a new edition of Keller's book and called it Light in My Darkness.