Michael Zank

ZANK-3147 Bay State Road, Suite 101
Boston, MA 02215
T: 617.353.4434; F: 617.358.3087
E: mzank@bu.edu
Spring 2016 Office Hours: Mon 3:00-4:00; Tues 4:00-5:00; and by appointment



Michael Zank (b. 1958) 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 western philosophy of religion. He currently serves as Director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish 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 we (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) care about the city of Jerusalem. Zank blogs on Jerusalem-related matters at http://unholycity.blogspot.com.

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

Complete CV


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 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