Curriculum Vitae
Photo Album



George F. Dole

Born; July 8, 1931; Fryeburg, Maine
      Parents: (The Rev.)Louis A. and Anita (Sturges) Dole
      Public elementary schools in Fryeburg and Bath, Maine
Morse High School, Bath, Maine, 1948 (Valedictorian)

B.A. Yale 1952 (Classics)
      Phi Beta Kappa
Varsity Track
Varsity Cross-country (Captain, 1951)
Gardner Willard Millett Sportsmanship Award

M.A. Oxon., 1958 (Hebrew)
      Varsity Track

Diploma, New Church Theological School, 1960

Ordained into (Swedenborgian) ministry, 1960

Ph.D. Harvard, 1965 (Assyriology)
      Thesis, Partnership Loans in the Old Babylonian Period, accepted
with distinction
      Assistant Pastor, Cambridge (MA) Swedenborgian Church, 1960-1962
Pastor,     "     "     "     , 1962-1973
Part-time faculty, Swedenborg School of Religion, 1969-1973
Full-time faculty,     "     "     "     , 1973-1999
Professor,     "     "     "     , 1986
Part-time faculty,     "     "     "     ,1999-2001
Pastor, Bath (ME) Swedenborgian church 1999-

Director, Swedenborg Foundation
      "The Language of Creation" in God-Man Communication (New York: Swedenborg Foundation,, 1969).

"Pre-Philosophical Epistemology" in Ancient Church Conference at the Academy of the New Church (Bryn Athyn, PA: General Church Press, 1983), pp. 86-89.

An Introduction to Swedenborg's Theological Latin (New York: Swedenborg Foundation, 1984).

"An Image of God in a Mirror" in Studia Swedenborgiana Vol 5, No. 2 (January 1985), pp. 5-27. Also in Robin Larsen, Ed., Emanuel Swedenborg: A Continuing Vision (New York: Swedenborg Foundation, 1988), pp. 374-381.

Introduction to Harvey Bellin and Darrell Ruhl, Eds., Blake and Swedenborg: Opposition is True Friendship (New York: Swedenborg Foundation, 1985).

"Helen Keller and Her Religion" in Chrysalis, Vol. 1. No. 2 (Summer 1986), pp. 175-178.

"Both/And And/Or Either/Or" in Chrysalis, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Autumn 1986), pp. 254-261.

"Just in Time" in Chrysalis, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Autumn 1987), pp. 292-297.

"Key Concepts in the Theology of Emanuel Swedenborg" in The Theosophist, Vol. 109, No. 4 (January 1988), pp. 137-142. Also in Robin Larsen, Ed., Emanuel Swedenborg: A Continuing Vision (New York: Swedenborg Foundation, 1988), pp. 507-509.

"Introduction" to Robin Larsen, Ed., Emanuel Swedenborg: A Continuing Vision (New York: Swedenborg Foundation, 1988), p. xv.

"A Rationale for Swedenborg's Writing Sequence," ibid. pp. 193-197.

"True Christian Religion as Apologetic Theology" in Erland Brock, Ed., Swedenborg and His Influence (Bryn Athyn, PA: Swedenborg Scientific Association, 1988), pp. 339-355.

"Thakur's Life and Western Psychology" in H. B. Narayan, Ed., Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandrs Centenary Volume (Calcutta: Eagle Lithographing, n.d.), pp. 15-18.

(with Robert H. Kirven) A Scientist Explores Spirit (West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation, 1993).

(Steve Koke, Ed.) Sorting Things Out (San Francisco: J. Appleseed & Co., 1994).

A Thoughtful Soul (West Chester, PA: Swedenborg Foundation, 1995).

Numerous articles in denominational publications.
      Heaven and Hell, by Emanuel Swedenborg (New York: Swedenborg Foundation, 1976).

Swedenborg: The Universal Human and Soul-Body Interaction (New York" Paulist Press, Classics of Western Spirituality Series: 1984).

A View from Within: A Compendium of Swedenborg's Theological Thought (New York: Swedenborg Foundation, 1985).

Divine Love and Wisdom by Emanuel Swedenborg (New York: Swedenborg Foundation, 1986).

Deciphering Reality: Emerson, Whitman and the Search for the Language of Nature by Anders Hallengren (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Nordic Roundtable Papers, Vol. 11, August, 1992).
Film Scripts:
      Images of Knowing (Produced by Global Concepts, Inc., 1982).
      Cindy Awards:
      Best in Class (humanities)
Best Cinematography
Chris Award (Education)
Cine Golden eagle (Religion)
Gabriel Award (religion, national distribution)

The Other Side of Life (Produced by The Media Group, Inc., 1987).
      Gold Medal (Religion) N. Y. International Film Fedstival, 1987.
Gold Special Jury Award, Houston International film Festival (Documentary, Religion and Ethics). 1988.
Honorable Mention, Columbus Film Festival, 1988.
Cine Golden Eagle, 1988.

contact phil at for any problems or comments