The Swedenborg Foundation is proud to honor New Century Edition Series Editor Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose with an endowment created in his name to help support ongoing research into and translation of the works of Emanuel Swedenborg.
Holder of a PhD in Latin, Dr. Rose has been making crucial contributions to the study of Swedenborg’s writings for decades. He has been the driving force behind the New Century Edition project since its inception, personally editing every volume and contributing his own translation of the key theological work True Christianity. But his scholarly contributions extend far beyond that: he was previously an associate professor of religion and sacred languages at Bryn Athyn College and curator of the Swedenborgiana collection at its Swedenborg Library; he also worked with the late legendary translator John Chadwick to produce A Lexicon to the Latin Text of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), thought to be among the first dictionaries of Neo-Latin to appear in print.
Dr. Rose’s encyclopedic knowledge of Swedenborg’s writings, and his gift for presenting those concepts to new readers, is well known to fans of the offTheLeftEye YouTube channel, where he regularly appears on camera to talk about everything from translation to Swedenborg’s life to how he uses Swedenborg’s teachings in his own life. An ordained minister in the General Church of the New Jerusalem, he also inspired many for years with his Spirit and Life Bible Study, as well as with his original musical compositions.
The Dr. Jonathan S. Rose Translation Endowment Fund will enable ongoing work in translating Swedenborg’s writings into modern, accessible English, supported by the latest research into the nuances of Swedenborg’s Latin and the context of his times. You can help support this vital work with a dedicated gift on our donation page.