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Ellen Scully

Ellen R. Scully, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Undergraduate Theology

School of Theology


Dr. Scully specializes in the theology of the early Church.

Ellen Scully specializes in early Christianity with a research focus on Latin Patristics in the 3rd through 5th centuries. Her areas of concentration include early Christian soteriology, Trinitarian theology, eschatology, and Christology, with a specialization in the thought of Hilary of Poitiers and Augustine. Her recent book, Physicalist Soteriology in Hilary of Poitiers (Brill, 2015) has paved the way to a larger project in which she seeks to categorize and clarify different early Christian soteriological models with a particular emphasis on defining the "physical" or "mystical" model of redemption through a study of its main proponents: Hilary of Poitiers, Marius Victorinus, Athanasius, Gregory of Nyssa, and Cyril of Alexandria.


  • Ph.D., Marquette University
  • M.T.S., The University of Notre Dame
  • B.A., Mount Holyoke College



Office Phone
(973) 275-2182


Office Location
Room 9B
Alfieri Hall


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