Ellen Muehlberger is an associate professor of Near Eastern Studies and of History. She was a Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellow during the 2014-2015 academic year. She received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Professor Muehlberger’s work is focused on the history of Christianity in time period known as “late antiquity,” roughly 300 C.E. to 700 C.E., and she is particularly interested in the rhetorical and historiographical methods Christians adopted as Christian culture shifted from being in the minority to being dominant in the later Roman Empire. Her current project examines the subjective experience of death as imagined by late ancient Christians.
Angels in Late Ancient Christianity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
“Salvage: Macrina and the Christian Project of Cultural Reclamation.” Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture 81 (2012): 273-97.
“Negotiations with Death: Ephrem’s Control of Death in Dialogue.” Shifting Frontiers VIII: Shifting Cultural Frontiers in Late Antiquity, ed. David Brakke, Deborah Deliyannis, and Ed Watts (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012), 23-34.
“Preserving the Divine: αὐτο- Prefixed Generative Terms and the Untitled Treatise in the Bruce Codex.” Vigiliae Christianae 65 (2011): 311-28.
“Ambivalence about the Angelic Life: The Promise and Perils of an Early Christian Discourse of Asceticism.” Journal of Early Christian Studies 16 (2008): 447-78.