Michael S. Berger

Associate Professor

Office: S210 Callaway Memorial Center

Phone: 404-727-6258

Fax: 404-727-7597

Email: michael.berger@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Religion, Emory University

Mailstop: 1535/002/1AA
537 Kilgo Cir., S214 Callaway Bldg.

Atlanta, GA 30322


Michael S. Berger, Associate Professor. Trained in Philosophy of Religion at Princeton (BA with Honors) and Columbia (M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D.), his research and teaching focus on the development of Jewish law and ethics, issues of medieval and modern Jewish thought, and more recently, the formation of contemporary Jewish identity particularly among the ultra-Orthodox. He is the author of Rabbinic Authority (Oxford, 1998), edited The Emergence of Ethical Man (2005) based on the writings of the late Joseph B. Soloveitchik, and edited Return and Renewal (2018) based on the oral discourses of the late Aharon Lichtenstein. He has published on medieval & modern Jewish thought, Jewish marriage, violence in Judaism, the history of Halakhah, and approaches to Jewish education for which he serves as a consultant.

Return and Renewal by Aharon Lichtenstein (2018)

Edited by Michael S. Berger

Biblical Form

Rabbinic Authority

cover of Emergence of Ethical Man
The Emergence of Ethical Man
Ed., Michael S. Berger