Michael Zank

ZANK-3147 Bay State Road, Suite 304
Boston, MA 02215
T: 617.353.4434; F: 617.358.3087
E: mzank@bu.edu
Spring 2020 Office H0urs: Monday 3-4,Tuesday 2-3, Wed 1-2 and by appointment

Michael Zank (b. 1958) trained in Protestant Theology and Jewish Studies 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 and the afterlife of biblical traditions (Moses and Muhammad, with Prof. Kecia Ali; Holy City: Jerusalem in Time, Space, and the Imagination) and advanced courses in Jewish philosophy of religion (Maimonides and his modern readers). He also serves as Director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies.

Zank has written on German-Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen, on the thought of Martin Buber, and on the political philosopher Leo Strauss. His most recent book is a brief history of Jerusalem as a contested theological and political symbol.

For more on Zank see http://blogs.bu.edu/mzank.

Complete CV


Jerusalem: A Brief History
By Michael Zank
September 2018, Wiley-Blackwell
By now at Wiley!

Politics, Religion and Political Theology
Editors: Allen Speight, Michael Zank
Springer Netherlands, July 2017

Elie WieselTake a Teacher, Make a Friend
Edited by Michael Zank and Leanne Hoppe

The Value of the Particular- Lessons from Judaism and the Modern Jewish ExperienceThe Value of the Particular: Lessons from Judaism and the Modern Jewish Experience
Edited by Michael Zank and Ingrid Anderson
Brill, May 2015

Zank 2016Jüdische Religionsphilosophie als Apologie des Mosaismus
By Michael Zank
Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Company K, 2016

New Perspectives on Martin Buber
(Editor and Contributor)
[Religion in Philosophy and Theology, ed. Ingo Dalferth, vol. 22] Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006.

Leo Strauss: The Early Writings, 1921-1932
By Leo Strauss, Michael Zank (Translator)
State University of New York Press, 2002

The Idea of Atonement in the Philosophy of Hermann CohenThe Idea of Atonement in the Philosophy of Hermann Cohen
By Michael Zank
Scholars Pr, 2000

The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Editor-in-Chief, Elliot R. Wolfson (New York University), Managing Editor, Dana Hollander (McMaster University), Editorial Board,  Zachary Braiterman (Syracuse University), Catherine Chalier (University of Paris X – Nanterre), Aaron W. Hughes (University at Buffalo), Martin Kavka (Florida State University), Claire Katz (Texas A&M University), Daniel Lasker (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), and Michael Zank (Boston University)  Brill Academic Publishers