Teresa Berger

Teresa Berger is Professor of Liturgical Studies and the Thomas E. Golden Jr. Professor of Catholic Theology at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School. Originally from Germany, she came to Yale in 2007, after having taught theology at Duke Divinity School for many years.  Teresa Berger holds doctorates both in liturgical studies and in constructive theology. Her scholarly interests lie at the intersections of both disciplines with gender theory, specifically gender history. Her research project and book in this area, Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History, was published in the Ashgate series Liturgy, Worship and Society. Previous publications include Dissident Daughters: Feminist Liturgies in Global Context (2001); Fragments of Real Presence: Liturgical Traditions in the Hands of Women (2005); and a video documentary, Worship in Women’s Hands (2007). Berger has also written on the hymns of Charles Wesley and on the liturgical thought of the nineteenth-century Anglo-Catholic revival. She coedited, with Bryan Spinks, the volume The Spirit in Worship: Worship in the Spirit (2009) and is editor of a collection of essays titled Liturgy in Migration: From the Upper Room to Cyberspace(2012). Her most recent editorial project will be published in Spring of 2016; it is titled Liturgy’s Imagined Pasts. An active Roman Catholic, Berger also writes regularly for the liturgy blog Pray Tell.  

Lorna Collingridge

Lorna Collingridge, Ph.D., began composing music as part of her music degree at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, in Sydney, Australia. Since then, she has taught composition and more recently, begun composing music for religious events. Her first CD Walking in the Wilderness was published in 2001. She has composed music for various occasions, and a number of these compositions appear in Teresa Berger’s book Fragments of Real Presence. (2005) Her most recent publication with Teresa Berger, Ocean Psalms, is a multimedia CD-ROM of meditations, prayers, songs, and blessings from the sea (February 2008).  Lorna’s PhD (2004) focused on the songs of Hildegard of Bingen. Since 2008 Lorna has taught private music lessons in piano, voice, composition and theory of music, guitar and ukulele in her Durham NC studio, Flourishing Muse LLC.