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Alexander Treiger, MA (Jerusalem), PhD (Yale)
I was raised in St Petersburg, Russia, and began my university career at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. There I completed a BA in Arabic and Islamic Studies and an MA in Comparative Religion. My Master’s thesis offered an analysis of the medieval translation of Dionysius the Areopagite’s Mystical Theology into Arabic.
I received my PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Yale University. In my dissertation I explore the concept of ‘divine disclosure’ (human knowledge about God) in the writings of the influential Muslim theologian Abu Hamid al-Ghazali. I have taught Arabic and Syriac at Yale and History of Christian Thought at Southern Connecticut State University.