Teresa Berger

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Professor of Liturgical Studies and the Thomas E. Golden Jr. Professor of Catholic Theology 


Professor Berger teaches in the fields of liturgical studies and Catholic theology; she holds doctorates in both.  Her scholarly interests for many years lay at the intersection of these disciplines with gender theory. More recently, Professor Berger has turned her attention questions of liturgy and creation, and to liturgical practices in digital worlds.  Her most recent publications include an edited volume, Full of Your Glory: Liturgy, Cosmos, Creation (2019), and a monograph titled @ Worship: Liturgical Practices in Digital Worlds (2018).  Earlier publications include Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History (2011); Fragments of Real Presence (2005); and a video documentary, Worship in Women’s Hands (2007). Professor Berger has also written on the hymns of Charles Wesley and on the liturgical thought of the nineteenth-century Anglo-Catholic revival. She coedited, with Bryan Spinks, the volumes Liturgy’s Imagined Pasts (2016) and The Spirit in Worship–Worship in the Spirit (2009) and served as editor of Liturgy in Migration: From the Upper Room to Cyberspace (2012). An active Roman Catholic, Professor Berger regularly writes for the liturgy blog “Pray Tell.” Originally from Germany, she has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Mainz, Münster, Berlin, and Uppsala. In 2003, she received the distinguished Herbert Haag Prize for Freedom in the Church.

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