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


Professor Berger holds doctorates in both liturgical studies and constructive theology; her scholarly interests lie at the intersection of these disciplines with gender theory, and, most recently, digital media theories. Her new book, @Worship: Liturgical Practices in Digital Worlds, is being published by Routledge in 2017. Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History, was published in the Ashgate series Liturgy, Worship and Society in 2011. Previous publications include Dissident Daughters: Feminist Liturgies in Global Context (2001); Fragments of Real Presence: Liturgical Traditions in the Hands of Women (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 co-edited, with Bryan Spinks, the volumes The Spirit in Worship’s – Worship in the Spirit (2009) and, most recently, Liturgy’s Imagined Pasts (2016) and served as editor of Liturgy in Migration: From the Upper Room to Cyberspace (2012). An active Roman Catholic, Professor Berger has produced (with MysticWaters Media) a CD-ROM, Ocean Psalms: Meditations, Stories, Prayers, Songs and Blessings from the Sea (2008).  She also contributes regularly to the liturgy blog Pray Tell. Originally from Germany, Professor Berger 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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