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. He received his B.A. cum laude with Honors in Religion from Princeton, M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion from Columbia. He also received a Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Hebrew University, Israel. His research and teaching focus on issues of religious authority, rabbinic literature, and the development of Jewish law in Judaism. He is the author of Rabbinic Authority (Oxford, 1998), and edited The Emergence of Ethical Man (2005) based on the writings of the late Joseph B. Soloveitchik. He has written on medieval & modern Jewish thought, Jewish marriage, and violence in Judaism. He is currently exploring issues in contemporary Jewish identity and education, for which he serves as a consultant.

Biblical Form

Rabbinic Authority

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