Dr. Scully specializes in the theology of the early Church.
Ellen R. Scully, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Undergraduate Theology, earned a B.A. from Mt. Holyoke College, an M.T.S. from The University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. from Marquette University. Her doctoral dissertation is titled “The Assumption of all Humanity in the Tractatus super Psalmos of Saint Hilary of Poitiers.” Dr. Scully specializes in the theology of the early Church. Her research focuses on soteriology, that is, on the way in which humans are saved in Jesus Christ. She studies soteriology by looking at the way theologians understand Christ’s salvation acting now (for example, in the Eucharist) or in the future (namely, at the eschaton). Her current research centers on the soteriology and eschatology of Hilary of Poitiers and Augustine.
- Ph.D., Marquette University
- M.T.S., The University of Notre Dame
- B.A., Mount Holyoke College
- De Musica as the Guide to Understanding Augustine’s Trinitarian Numerology in the De Trinitate
Augustinian Studies 44, 93-116,
- The Soteriology of Hilary of Poitiers: A Latin Mystical Model of Redemption
Augustinianum 52.1 (2012): 159-195,
- Jerusalem: Image of Hilary’s Christocentric Eschatology in the Tractatus super Psalmos
Vigiliae Christianae 66 (2012): 269-282,
- The Eschatological Implications of Karl Rahner’s Eucharistic Doctrine
Heythrop Journal, 51(5), 881- 92,
- The Eucharist as Source of St. Cyril of Alexandria’s Christology
Pro Ecclesia, 18(3), 318- 36,