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Arthur Urbano


Photo of faculty memberAssociate Professor

Contact Information:
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 216


Ph.D. - Brown University

Area(s) of Expertise:

Early Christianity, Patristics, Late Antiquity, Early Christian Biography, Art and Archaeology, Jewish-Christian relations

Selected Publications:

Urbano, Arthur. (2014). Sizing-Up the Philosopher's Cloak: Christian Verbal and Visual Representations of the Tribon. Ashgate.

Urbano, Arthur. (2013). "Dressing a Christian": The Philosopher's Mantle as Signifier of Pedagogical and Moral Authority. Studia Patristica62 (10)

Urbano, Arthur. (2013). Tailoring Rhetoric: Verbalizing Philosophical Dress in the Second Sophistic. Society of Biblical Literature.

Urbano, Arthur. (2013). The Philosophical Life: Biography and the Crafting of Intellectual Identity in Late Antiquity. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press.

Urbano, Arthur. (2008). “Read It Also to the Gentiles”: The Displacement and Recasting of the Philosopher in the Vita Antonii. Church History77 (4)

Urbano, Arthur. (2005). Donation, Dedication, and Damnatio Memoriae: The Catholic Reconciliation of Ravenna and the Church of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo. Journal of Early Christian Studies13 (1)

Recent Presentations:

Urbano, Arthur., North American Patristics Society, Chicago, IL, "In the Company of Wisdom: The Cult of Martyrs and the Translocation of Paideia". May, 2014.

Urbano, Arthur., Society of Biblical Literature, Baltimore, MD, "In the Company of Wisdom: Pilgrimage, Portraits, and the Transformation of Paideia". November, 2013.

Urbano, Arthur., Early Monasticism and Classical Paideia, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University, Lund, Sweden, "Plato between School and Cell: Biography and Paideia in the Fifth Century". October, 2013.

Urbano, Arthur., Society of Biblical Literature, Chicago, IL, "The Philosopher Type in Late Roman Art: Problematizing Cultural Appropriation in Light of Religious Competition". November, 2012.

Urbano, Arthur., International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, England, "Paper: 'Dressing the Christian': The Philosopher's Mantle as Signifier of Pedagogical and Moral Authority in Late Antiquity". August, 2011.

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