- Professor of Religion and Jewish Studies (CAS)
- 147 Bay State Road, Suite 101
- Erstes Theologisches Examen, Evangelische Kirche der Pfalz, Speyer am Rhein
PhD, Brandies University
Teaches KHC RN 101: Moses
Michael Zank studied in Germany, Israel, and the US, and holds a PhD in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. A member of the BU Religion Department since 1994, Zank teaches introductory classes on the Bible, on Moses, and on Jerusalem, and advanced courses in the western philosophy of religion. He currently serves as director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies.
Zank is an expert in German-Jewish intellectual history (Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, Leo Strauss). Currently, he is writing a book on why Jews, Christians, and Muslims care about the city of Jerusalem.