Eric Rebillard

Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities

Summary

I study the transformations of religious practices in Late Antiquity.

My most recent work deals with early Christian martyr narratives. I published a new collection of texts: Greek and Latin Narratives about the Ancient Martyrs, in the Oxford Early Christian Texts series (2017) and a monograph: The Early Martyr Narratives: Neither Authentic Accounts Nor Forgeries (Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion; University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020).

Eighteen prior papers of mine have been translated into English and collected in a volume of the Variorum Collected Studies Series: Transformations of Religious Practices in Late Antiquity (Ashgate 2014). Christians and their Many Identities, which was published by Cornell University Press in 2012, is now available as a paperback.

I am a Guggenheim Fellow for 2020-21 and work on a redescription of the triumph of Christianity.

 

Research Focus

  • History of Late Antiquity and Early Christianity
  • Augustine of Hippo
  • Roman Funerary Archaeology

Publications

Books

  • The Early Martyr Narratives: Neither Authentic Accounts Nor Forgeries. Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.
  • Greek and Latin Narratives about the Ancient Martyrs. Oxford Early Christian Texts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Transformations of Religious Practices in Late Antiquity. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2014.
  • Christians and their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012 (paperback 2016).
  • The Care of the Dead in Late Antiquity. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009 [English translation of Religion et sépulture: l’Église, les vivants et les morts dans l’Antiquité tardive (IIIe-Ve siècles). Civilisations et sociétés 115. Paris: Éd. de l’EHESS, 2003].
  • Musarna. 3, La nécropole impériale. Collection de l’École française de Rome 415. Rome: École française de Rome, 2009.
  • In hora mortis: évolution de la pastorale chrétienne de la mort aux IVe et Ve siècles dans l’Occident latin. Bibliothèque des Écoles Françaises d’Athènes et de Rome 283. Rome: École française de Rome, 1994.

Edited volumes

  • Group Identity and Religious Individuality in Late Antiquity. Edited by Éric Rebillard and Jörg Rüpke. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2015.
  • Les frontières du profane dans l’Antiquité tardive. Edited by Éric Rebillard and Claire Sotinel. Rome: École française de Rome, 2010.
  • Economie et religion dans l’Antiquité tardive. Edited by Éric Rebillard and Claire Sotinel.  Special issue of Antiquité tardive 14 (2006): 15-116.
  • Hellénisme et christianisme. Edited by Michel Narcy and Éric Rebillard. Lille: Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2004.
  • Orthodoxie, christianisme, histoire = Orthodoxy, christianity, history. Collection de l’École française de Rome 270. Edited by Susanna Elm, Éric Rebillard and Antonella Romano, Rome: École française de Rome, 2000.
  • L’évêque dans la cité du IVe au Ve siècle: image et autorité. Collection de l’École française de Rome 248. Edited by Éric Rebillard and Claire Sotinel. Rome: École française de Rome, 1998.

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