Teresa Berger

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Professor of Liturgical Studies and Thomas E. Golden Professor of Catholic Theology; Coordinator of the program in Liturgical Studies (on leave, spring 2019)


Professor Berger teaches in the field of liturgical studies and in Catholic theology; she holds doctorates in both fields.  Her scholarly interests for many years lay at the intersection of these disciplines with gender theory. More recently, Professor Berger has turned her attention to liturgical practices in digital worlds.  Her book @ Worship was published by Routledge in the summer of 2017.  Other publications include Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History (2011); Fragments of Real Presence (2005); Dissident Daughters: Feminist Liturgies in Global Context (2001); 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 volume Liturgy’s Imagined Pasts (2016) as well as the collection of essays The Spirit in Worship–Worship in the Spirit (2009) and served as editor of the volume of essays titled 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. 

L.Th. St. John’s College, Nottingham; M.Th. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz; Dr.Theol. Ruprecht Karl-Universität, Heidelberg; Dipl.Theol. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz; Dr.Theol. and Habilitation Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster

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