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Alexander van der Haven

Professor, Review editor of Studia Rosenthaliana
  • E-mailAlexander.Haven@uib.no
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    Øysteinsgate 3
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    305
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

Selected publications

“Jews and Christians United: The 1701 Prosecution of Oliger Paulli and his Dutch Printers.” With Jeannine Kunert. Studia Rosenthaliana: Journal of the History, Culture and Heritage of the Jews in the Netherlands 26 no. 1 (2020) (forthcoming).

“An Ashkenazic Halakhic Fragment found in Leiden University Library.” With Yakov Z. Mayer. European Genizah: Newly Discovered Hebrew Binding Fragments in Context. European Genizah Texts and Studies 5. Studies in Jewish History and Culture 63. Ed. Andreas Lehnardt. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2020: 36–42. https://doi/10.1163/9789004427921_004.

“Eschatology and Conversion in the Sperling Letters.” Jews and Protestants from the Reformation to the Present. Ed. Irene Aue-Ben-David, Aya Elyada, Moshe Sluhovsky, Christian Wiese. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2020: 49–70. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110664713-005.

“The Earliest Footprint of a Messianic Queen: Sarah the Ashkenazi in Amsterdam.” Zutot: Perspectives on Jewish Culture 17 no. 1 (2019): 15–21. https://doi.org/10.1163/18750214-12171082.

“Jewish-Christianity and the Confessionalization of Amsterdam’s Seventeenth-Century Portuguese Jewish Community.” Cadernos de Estudos Sefarditas 20 (May 2019): 117–143.

שרה האשכנזיה, מלכת השבתאים. Sabbateanism Series (editorial board Prof. Avi Elqayam, Prof. Yehuda Liebes, Prof. Jacob Barnai). Augmented and revised Hebrew edition. Tel-Aviv: Idra Academic Publishers, 2018, second impression 2019.

“Predestination and Toleration: The Dutch Republic’s Single Judicial Persecution of Jews in Theological Context.” Renaissance Quarterly 71 no. 1 (Spring 2018): 165–205. https://doi.org/10.1086/696886.

Religion und Wahnsinn um 1900: Zwischen Pathologisierung und Selbstermächtigung. Religion and Madness Around 1900: Between Pathology and Self-Empowerment. Diskurs Religion: Beiträge zur Religionsgeschichte und religiösen Zeitgeschichte 14. With Sebastian Schüler and Lutz Greisiger. Baden-Baden: Ergon, 2017. https://doi.org/10.5771/9783956503610.

“Beyond the Modern Self: Madness and Divine Communion in Fin-de-siècle Germany.” Religion und Wahnsinn um 1900: Zwischen Pathologisierung und Selbstermächtigung. Religion and Madness Around 1900: Between Pathology and Self-Empowerment. Diskurs Religion: Beiträge zur Religionsgeschichte und religiösen Zeitgeschichte 14. Ed. Lutz Greisiger, Sebastian Schüler, Alexander van der Haven. Baden-Baden: Ergon, 2017: 69–100. https://doi.org/10.5771/9783956503610-69.

“Comparison, Practice, and Meaning: Martin Riesebrodt’s Theory of Religion.” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion: Working Papers from Hannover. Supplements to Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 8. Ed. Steffen Führding. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2017: 27–37. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004347878_003.

“God as Hypothesis: Daniel Paul Schreber and the Study of Religion.” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion: Working Papers from Hannover. Supplements to Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 8. Ed. Steffen Führding. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2017: 176–198. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004347878_010.

“Conversion on Trial: Toleration of Apostasy and the Hoorn Trial of Three Converts to Judaism (1614–5).” Contesting Inter-Religious Conversion in the Medieval World. Ed. Yaniv Fox and Yosi Yisraeli. London/New York: Routledge, 2016: 41–60. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315574028.

“Hypothetical Religion: The Supernatural as an Experience and Experiment.” Super Religion: From the Supernatural to the Paranormal. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks 9. Ed. Jeffrey J. Kripal. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2016: 263–276.

“The War and Transcendental Order: Critique of Violence in Benjamin, Canetti, and Daniel Paul Schreber.” Tel Aviver Jahrbuch für deutsche Geschichte 43 (2015): 115–144.

From Lowly Metaphor to Divine Flesh: Sarah the Ashkenazi, Sabbatai Tsevi’s Messianic Queen and the Sabbatian Movement. Menasseh ben Israel Instituut Studies 7. Amsterdam: Menasseh ben Israel Institute, 2012.

“Eine Erlöserin mit Schnurrbart: Daniel Paul Schrebers religiöse Offenbarungen.” Von Aposteln bis Zionisten: Religiöse Kultur im Leipzig des Kaiserreichs. Ed. Iris Edelheiser. Marburg: Diagonal-Verlag, 2010: 177–184.

“The Holy Fool Still Speaks: The Jerusalem Syndrome as a Religious Subculture.” Jerusalem: Idea and Reality. Ed. Tamar Mayer and Suleiman A. Mourad. London/New York: Routledge, 2008: 103–122.

Academic article
  • 2019. The Earliest Footprint of a Messianic Queen: Sarah the Ashkenazi in Amsterdam. Zutot: Perspectives on Jewish Culture. 15-21.
  • 2019. Jewish-Christianity and the Confessionalization of Amsterdam’s Seventeenth-Century Portuguese Jewish Community. Cadernos de estudos sefarditas. 117-143.
  • 2018. Predestination and Toleration: The Dutch Republic’s Single Judicial Persecution of Jews in Theological Context. Renaissance Quarterly. 165-205.
  • 2018. Afvalligen en predikanten: Het proces tegen drie bekeerlingen tot het Jodendom tijdens de Hoornse kerkstrijd. Kwartaalblad Oud Hoorn. 166-173.
  • 2015. The War and Transcendental Order: A Critique of Violence in Walter Benjamin, Elias Canetti and Daniel Paul Schreber. Tel Aviver Jahrbuch für deutsche Geschichte. 115-144.
Academic lecture
  • 2020. Tolerantie en de Bestandstwisten in Hoorn.
  • 2020. The Desirability of Persecution: Napoleon and the Jews.
  • 2019. The Madness of Sacred Space: Some Critical Reflections on the Jerusalem Syndrome.
  • 2019. The Jewish Qur’an: An Eighteenth-Century Hebrew Qur’an Translation.
  • 2019. Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle.
  • 2019. Early Modern Translations from Dutch into Hebrew and Yiddish.
  • 2019. Early Modern Proselyte Writings: Between Personal Testimony and Polemical Interpretation.
  • 2019. Defending Slavery in 1850 Atlanta.
  • 2019. A Curious Approach to Religious Redemption born of Nineteenth-Century German Scientism.
  • 2018. The Rise and Fall of Double Predestination.
  • 2018. Immanent Gods.
  • 2018. Estrangement and Modern Religion.
  • 2018. Early Modern Conversion to Judaism.
  • 2017. Varieties of Conversion to Judaism in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam.
  • 2017. The Secular as Religion: Making Religion in Darwin’s Century.
  • 2017. The Jerusalem Syndrome.
  • 2017. The Ger’s Story: Early Modern Proselyte Autobiographies.
  • 2017. Sex Change and Salvation.
  • 2017. Predestination and Toleration: The Sole Persecution of Jews in the Dutch Republic in the Context of Calvinist Debates About Free Will.
  • 2017. Philistine Foreskins: Conversion to Judaism in the Dutch Republic.
  • 2017. Judeo-Christianity and Conversion to Judaism in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic.
  • 2017. Jewish Proselyte Writings.
  • 2017. A Spirited Woman Rather than an Imbecilic Man: Conversion in an Immanent Universe.
  • 2016. The Eschaton, Conversion and ‘Religion’ in the Letters of Benedictus Sebastian Sperling.
  • 2016. Christian Mission in the New World and in the Catholic Empires in the Beginning of the Modern Era: Between Catholicism and Protestantism.
  • 2015. Response to "Sharing Scripture: The textual entanglement of Judaism and Christianity Converts as Mediators".
  • 2015. Madness and Religion in Daniel Paul Schreber’s Revelations.
  • 2015. Conversion to Judaism in the Dutch Republic.
  • 2014. Prophecy, Conversion and ‘Religion’ in the Letters of Benedict Sebastian Sperling.
  • 2014. Immanence and Violence before the Great War: Daniel Paul Schreber’s Religious Visions.
  • 2014. Conversion on Trial: the Hoorn Trial Against Three Converts to Judaism.
  • 2013. The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick.
  • 2013. Schreber’s Memoirs.
  • 2013. Proselyte Correspondence in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic.
  • 2013. Making Sense out of Nonsense: The Shared Epistemology of Schreber and his Psychoanalytic Readers.
  • 2013. Immanence and Authority: Apotheosis in Mormon History.
  • 2013. Believing and Not Believing in the Academic Study of Religion.
  • 2013. Allowing Apostasy: Religious Reasons for Allowing Gentile Conversion to Judaism in the Dutch Republic.
  • 2012. Sarah the Ashkenazi and the Background of Nonmetaphorical Interpretations in Early Sabbatianism: Historiographical Issues.
  • 2011. Sarah the Ashkenazi and the Sabbatian Movement.
  • 2011. Revelation with Footnotes: Thinking about Science and Religion.
  • 2011. Response to Panel “Non–canonical/nationalist reinventions of religions’ narratives of origins.”.
  • 2011. From Language to Body: Revelation in Daniel Paul Schreber’s Memoirs.
  • 2010. Violently Acting on the Beyond: Religion, Violence and the Imaginary.
  • 2010. Scientific Immanence as Religion: Schreber as a Religious Thinker.
  • 2009. Vom Nutzen und Nachteil of Psychology for the Study of Religious Apocalypticism.
  • 2009. Harlot, Wife or Woman: Historical Questions of Gender and the Search for the Historical Sarah b. Meir, the Messianic Bride from Amsterdam.
  • 2008. Religion, Culture and the Jerusalem Syndrome.
  • 2007. Fin-de-siècle Debates on Hypnosis and the Schreber Case.
  • 2007. Daniel Paul Schreber and the Religions of the Late Kaiserzeit.
  • 2006. Religious Imagination: The Schreber Case.
  • 2005. The Jerusalem Syndrome: Israel’s Foreigners on a Religious Mission.
  • 2005. The Jerusalem Syndrome.
  • 2005. Issues of Religion and Forensic Psychiatry in the Schreber Case.
Book review
  • 2008. Western Esotericism: A Brief History of Secret Knowledge by Kocku von Stuckrad. The Journal of Religion. 133-134.
  • 2008. Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation by Henrik Bogdan. The Journal of Religion. 555-557.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • 2017. Religion und Wahnsinn um 1900: Zwischen Pathologisierung und Selbstermächtigung. Religion and Madness Around 1900: Between Pathology and Self-Empowerment. Ergon-Verlag.
  • 1995. Intellectuele kringen in de twintigste eeuw. Studium Generale, Utrecht University.
Academic monograph
  • 2018. שרה האשכנזיה, מלכת השבתאים. unnumbered.
  • 2012. From Lowly Metaphor to Divine Flesh: Sarah the Ashkenazi, Sabbatai Tsevi’s Messianic Queen and the Sabbatian Movement.
Popular scientific article
  • 2017. Eine Erlöserin mit Schnurrbart: Daniel Paul Schrebers religiöse Offenbarungen. Kleingärten – einst und jetzt. 20-26.
Interview
  • 2020. Het zitvlees van de vertaler: René Kurpershoek in gesprek met Peter Buwalda en Alexander van der Haven.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2020. Eschatology and Conversion in the Sperling Letters. 21 pages.
  • 2020. An Ashkenazic Halakhic Fragment found in Leiden University Library. 7 pages.
  • 2017. Hypothetical Religion: The Supernatural as an Experience and Experiment. 14 pages.
  • 2017. God as Hypothesis: Daniel Paul Schreber and the Study of Religion. 23 pages.
  • 2017. Einleitung. 8 pages.
  • 2017. Comparison, Practice, and Meaning: Martin Riesebrodt’s Theory of Religion. 11 pages.
  • 2017. Beyond the Modern Self: Madness and Divine Communion in Fin-de-siècle Germany. 32 pages.
  • 2016. Conversion on Trial: Toleration of Apostasy and the Hoorn Trial of Three Converts to Judaism (1614–5). 20 pages.
  • 2010. Eine Erlöserin mit Schnurrbart: Daniel Paul Schrebers religiöse Offenbarungen. 8 pages.
  • 2008. The Holy Fool Still Speaks: The Jerusalem Syndrome as a Religious Subculture. 20 pages.
Encyclopedia article
  • 2017. Kiss (Literature). 364-366. In:
    • 2017. Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (EBR) Online. Vol. 15: Kalam - Lectio Divina.
  • 2016. Jerusalem (literature). 1075-1077. In:
    • 2016. Encyclopedia of the Bible and its reception (EBR). 13 Integrity-Jesuit order. Walter de Gruyter.
  • 2015. Heart (Literature). 537-538. In:
    • 2015. Encyclopedia of the Bible and its reception. Vol. 11: Halah-Hizquni.
Poster
  • 2012. The Invisible Women of the Seventeenth–century Jewish Messianic Movement.
Chapter Translation
  • 2017. Thomas Coenen, Vain Hopes of the Jews. 8-11.
  • 2017. Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Sabbatai Tsevi. 177-182.

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