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Jonathan Seiling, PhD

Academic translation into English from:

  • German (early modern and modern)

  • French

  • Italian

  • Dutch

  • Russian


  • manuscript critique

  • copyediting


  • conversion of documents (with or without images) into print-ready text, both pdf and ebook formats

Technical Writing

  • grant proposals, specializing in research funding and nonprofit organizations and community projects


History of Central Europe and Russia

(Culture and Literature)

Mennonites in Canada

Anabaptist History and Theology

Radical Reformation Studies

Enlightenment Philosophy


Editions and Translations

2008-2010       SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto

Research Topic: Johann Fabri and Religious Dissent

Supervisor: Erika Rummel


2003-2008       PhD, Department of History of Christianity

University of St Michael’s College, TST, University of Toronto

Major: History of Christian Thought

Minor: Early Modern Period

Thesis: From Antinomy to Sophiology: Modern Russian Religious Consciousness and Sergei Bulgakov’s Critical Appropriation of German Idealism

Supervisors: T. Allan Smith with Paul W. Franks, Donna Tussing Orwin


2002-2003       Master of Theological Studies

Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo

Cognate Topic: The Early Biblical Hermeneutics of Basil the Great

Fernando Enns ed., Jonathan R. Seiling ed. & trans., Mennonites in Dialogue: Official Reports from International and National Ecumenical Encounters, 1975-2012, Pickwick, 504 pages (July 2015) 978-1-4982-0363-0.


Mario D’Souza CSB, ed., Jonathan R. Seiling, assoc. ed., Being in the World: The Quotable Jacques Maritain, Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014, 320 pages (Fall 2014). 978-0-268-00899-4 

2010                “JohannFabri’s JUSTIFICATION Concerning the Execution of Balthasar Hubmaier.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 84.1 (Jan 2010): 117-39.


2010                “Hans Schlaffer and Leonhard Frick, A Simple Prayer, Confession of Sin and Open Confession of Faith.” with John D. Rempel and C.J. Dyck. In Jörg Maler’s Kunstbuch. Ed. John Rempel. Classics of the Radical Reformation. (Kitchener: Herald Press, 2010), 269-301.


2007                “Christoph Freisleben’s On the Genuine Baptism of John, Christ and the Apostles.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 81.4 (Oct 2007): 623-654.


2006                “Ludwig Hätzer’s ‘Preface’ to Baruch, Susanna and Bel and the Dragon.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 80.1 (Jan 2006): 35–42.

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