Arthur Urbano

Associate Professor

Contact Information:

aurbano@providence.edu

401.865.1351

St. Catherine of Siena Hall 216

Education:

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, A. (2017) Difficulties in Writing a Life of Origen. Oxford University Press

Urbano, A. (2017) Plato Between School and Cell: Biography and Competition in the Fifth-Century Philosophical Field. Cambridge University Press

Urbano, A. (2016) The Philosopher Type in Late Roman Art: Problematizing Cultural Appropriation in Light of Cultural Competition. Society of Biblical Literature Press

Urbano, A. (2015) Fashioning Witnesses: "Hebrews" and "Jews" in Early Christian Art. Brown Judaic Studies

Urbano, A. (2014) Narratives of Decline and Renewal in the Writing of Philosophical History. Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht

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

Urbano, A. (2013) "Dressing a Christian": The Philosopher's Mantle as Signifier of Pedagogical and Moral Authority. Studia Patristica.(62),

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

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

Urbano, A. (2008) “Read It Also to the Gentiles”: The Displacement and Recasting of the Philosopher in the Vita Antonii. Church History.(77),

Urbano, A. (2005) Donation, Dedication, and Damnatio Memoriae: The Catholic Reconciliation of Ravenna and the Church of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo. Journal of Early Christian Studies.(13),

Selected Presentations:

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

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

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

Urbano, A. 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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