Dove Press

Rev. George McCurdy


Dove Press was established by the Rev. George McCurdy to make available comprehensive doctrinal study guides based on the teachings of the New Church for each of the Minor Prophets.

  • Currently, Study Guides can be downloaded at no charge from this site for Amos, Haggai, Joel, Jonah, Malachi, Nahum, Obadiah, Habakkuk and Zephaniah.
  • In 2007 a Study Guides should be added for Hosea, Micah, Zechariah.

Each study guide contains:

  • A preface that outlines the steps that a reader could take to maximize the knowledge that can be gained from the study guide.
  • Background information about the Minor Prophet’s book.
  • An overview of the literal sense.
  • A verse-by-verse exposition that includes the relevant passages from the Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, derived doctrine based on the teachings of the New Church, and a doctrinal summary of the verse based on the applied and derived doctrine.
  • Questions that are designed to stimulate reflection and insight by the reader.

Study guides are also available in hardcopy from the General Church Bookstore.