Alexander van der Haven

Alexander van der Haven (Ph.D. History of Religions, University of Chicago Divinity School, 2009) is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Israeli Centers for Research Excellent (I-CORE), Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-religious Encounters at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Open University of Israel, Adjunct Lecturer of General Studies at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, and Full Adjunct Professor at Webster University St. Louis. Of relevance to the themes of this project, he has written the book From Lowly Metaphor to Divine Flesh: Sarah the Ashkenazi, Sabbatai Tsevi’s Messianic Queen and the Sabbatian Movement (2012), and an article on the Jerusalem Syndrome (2008). His recent publications are about madness, religion, and modernity in relation to the religious experiences of psychiatric patient Daniel Paul Schreber (1842-1911), and about conversion to Judaism in the early modern Dutch Republic in the context of early modern inter-religious relations.