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Ellen Muehlberger
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382)
The Moment of Reckoning: Imagined Death in Early Christianity

A book-length history of changes in the understanding of death in 4th-century Christianity and its impact on the roots of religious violence.

A history of how in late antiquity Christians began to think of death as a terrifying, difficult experience followed by judgment and punishment, this book argues that the cultural changes that defined death as a moment of reckoning also facilitated the late ancient adoption of violence against others for ideological purposes.

Project fields:
Ancient History; History of Religion

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

$33,600 (approved)
$33,600 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 4/30/2017