Dan Synnestvedt

Associate Professor of Philosophy / Head of Philosophy Program

What began as a personal quest for the truth in college led Dr. Dan into philosophy. He edited the book Faith and Learning at Bryn Athyn College (2004) while contributing a chapter to it titled “Philosophy: Friend or Foe of Faith?” His article on happiness was published by the Swedenborg Scientific Association in its journal The New Philosophy. His research areas include the perennial philosophy, ethics, political thought, and naturalism. He was general editor for The World Transformed: Swedenborg and the Last Judgment (2011) and authored “Naturalism and the Last Judgment,” an article in the book.


  • PhD, Temple University
  • MA, Bowling Green State University
  • BA, Bryn Athyn College

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