Series Editor of the New Century Edition of the Theological Works of Emanuel Swedenborg
Dr. Jonathan Rose appears on several offTheLeftEye programs. He is the series editor, and a translator, researcher, annotator, and fundraiser for The New Century Edition, an ongoing project that incorporates the latest scholarship in modern, accessible English translations of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological works. Holder of a B.A. and M.Div. in religion and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Latin, he has focused his career and research on Swedenborg’s life and works. He developed an algorithm for analyzing Swedenborg’s Latin and helped create Latin search software called NeoSearch. He was the curator of Swedenborgiana library and both a tenured professor of religion and sacred languages and chaplain at Bryn Athyn College before taking on his current position with the Swedenborg Foundation. He is the author of The Message of Love behind the Ten Commandments and Swedenborg’s Garden of Theology. He co-edited A Lexicon to the Latin Text of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), which includes a rudimentary grammar of Swedenborg’s Neo-Latin and joins a short list of Neo-Latin dictionaries in existence. He created and hosted the Spirit and Life Bible Study for eight years, producing over three hundred hour-long videos examining the Bible through a Swedenborgian lens. He is an avid musician and has released “Clear Shining after Rain,” an album of eclectic gospel music.