Did Swedenborg Influence LDS Doctrine?

Emanuel Swedenborg, born 1688, taught that the world of spirits is a preparation for heaven, there are three heavens, marriage is necessary to inherit the holiest of the heavens, the celestial kingdom is divided into three heavens, and there is a balance (opposition) in all things. Such unique and unusual similarities in the teachings of Swedenborg and Joseph Smith naturally prompt one to wonder if Swedenborg influenced LDS doctrine. This paper will analyze the evidence.

Craig W. Miller, Robert Beckstead