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Ilaria L. E. Ramelli (born 1973) is an Italian-born historian, academic author, and university professor who specializes in ancient, late antique, and early mediaeval philosophy and theology.

Academic appointmentsEdit

After being Professor of Roman History, Ramelli has been since 2013 Full Professor of Theology and endowed Chair at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Thomas Aquinas University,[1] Senior Research Fellow at Durham University, Humboldt Fellow at Erfurt University, MWK, and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.[2] She has been, e.g., Senior Research Fellow in Ancient and Patristic Philosophy (both at Durham University, for an earlier fellowship, and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford),[3] in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University, Fowler Hamilton Fellow at Oxford University.[4][5]


Ramelli has received a number of academic and scientific prizes and awards, including a Forschungspreis from the Humboldt Foundation (2017).[6][7]

Selected worksEdit

As author or co-authorEdit

As contributorEdit

  • "Unconditional Forgiveness in Christianity? Some reflections on ancient Christian sources and practices." The Ethics of Forgiveness: A Collection of Essays (Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory). Routledge, 2011.[23][24][25]
  • "The Universal and Eternal Validity of Jesus' Priestly Sacrifice: The Epistle to the Hebrews in Support of Origen's Theory of Apokatastasis" in A Cloud of Witnesses: The Theology of Hebrews in its Ancient Contexts. Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2008.[26][27]

As editorEdit

Gregorio di Nyssa, sull'Anima e la Resurrezione, testo greco a fronte. Bompani, 2007.[28] [29][30]


  1. ^ Graduate School, SHMS, "Angelicum" University, US:
  2. ^ See, e.g.,,, and the membership list on the website of the Royal Historical Society:
  3. ^ See the profiles at Durham University: and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford:
  4. ^ See the profile on the website of Princeton University:
  5. ^ "Adademic Profile".
  6. ^ "Biblical Studies and Early Christianity Newsletter December 2017". Brill. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Prof. Dr. Ilaria L. E. Ramelli - Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award". Humboldt Foundation. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  8. ^ Ramelli, Ilaria (2013). The Christian doctrine of apokatastasis : a critical assessment from the New Testament to Eriugena. Leiden: Brill. ISBN 9789004245709. OCLC 857769615.
  9. ^ Meredith, Anthony. (2014). Book review: The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis A Critical Assessment from the New Testament To Eriugena, written by Ilaria Ramelli. The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition. 8. 255-257. 10.1163/18725473-12341295.
  10. ^ Edwards, M. J. (2014-10-01). "The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis: A Critical Assessment from the New Testament to Eriugena. By Ilaria L. E. Ramelli". The Journal of Theological Studies. 65 (2): 718–724. doi:10.1093/jts/flu075. ISSN 0022-5185.
  11. ^ Ramelli, Ilaria (2009). Hierocles the Stoic : elements of ethics, fragments and excerpts. Konstan, David. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature. ISBN 9781589834194. OCLC 587468715.
  12. ^ Tsouni, Georgia (2012-03-04). "Review of: Hierocles the Stoic: Elements of Ethics, Fragments and Excerpts. Writings from the Greco-Roman World". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. ISSN 1055-7660.
  13. ^ Wildberger, Jula (2015). "Review of . Hierocles the Stoic: Elements of Ethics, Fragments, and Excerpts. Translated by David Konstan. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009". Gnomon. 87: 399–405.
  14. ^ Capella, Martianus (2001). Le nozze di Filologia e Mercurio. Ramelli, Ilaria. Milano: Bompiani. ISBN 8845291022. OCLC 49843737.
  15. ^ Polverini, L. (2004). Aevum, 78(1), 216-218. Retrieved from
  16. ^ Panti, C. (2003). Il Saggiatore Musicale, 10(2), 367-374. Retrieved from
  17. ^ Ramelli, Ilaria (2016). Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery : the Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity. Oxford: OUP Oxford. ISBN 9780191083068. OCLC 963587125.
  18. ^ Tobon, Monica (2018-01-11). "SLAVERY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND PHILOSOPHY - (I.L.E.) Ramelli Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery. The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity. Pp. xvi + 293. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Cased, £70, US$99". The Classical Review. 68 (1): 126–128. doi:10.1017/S0009840X17002207. ISBN 978-0-19-877727-4. ISSN 0009-840X.
  19. ^ Konstan, David (2018-02-16). "Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity by Ilaria L. E. Ramelli (review)". Classical World. 111 (2): 275–276. doi:10.1353/clw.2018.0011. ISSN 1558-9234.
  20. ^ Ramelli, Ilaria (2013). Terms for eternity : aiônios and aídios in classical and Christian texts. Konstan, David. Piscataway, New Jersey: Gorgias. ISBN 9781463203160. OCLC 882242964.
  21. ^ Wolfe, B. N. (2009-02-16). "Review of: Terms for Eternity: aiônios and aïdios in Classical and Christian Texts". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. ISSN 1055-7660.
  22. ^ "Review of Biblical Literature". Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  23. ^ The ethics of forgiveness : a collection of essays. Fricke, Christel. New York: Routledge. 2011. ISBN 9780415885430. OCLC 617619350.CS1 maint: others (link)
  24. ^ Cowley, Christopher (2012-05-01). "The Ethics of Forgiveness: A Collection of Essays". International Journal of Philosophical Studies. 20 (2): 289–294. doi:10.1080/09672559.2011.634233. ISSN 0967-2559.
  25. ^ Pettigrove, Glen (2013-01-01). "Christel Fricke (ed.), The Ethics of Forgiveness: A Collection of Essays (New York: Routledge, 2011) 212 pp. £76.00". Journal of Moral Philosophy. 10 (4): 564–566. doi:10.1163/17455243-01004006. ISBN 9780415885430. ISSN 1745-5243.
  26. ^ A cloud of witnesses : the theology of Hebrews in its ancient contexts. Bauckham, Richard. London: T & T Clark. 2008. ISBN 9780567147752. OCLC 698127529.CS1 maint: others (link)
  27. ^ Swetnam, J. (2009). The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 71(3), 680-682. Retrieved from
  28. ^ Gregory of Nyssa, Saint (2007). Sull'anima e la resurrezione. Ramelli, Ilaria. (1. ed. Bompiani Il pensiero occidentale ed.). [Milan, Italy]: Bompiani. ISBN 978-8845259746. OCLC 191923017.
  29. ^ Tzamalikos, P. (2008). Vigiliae Christianae, 62(5), 515-523. Retrieved from
  30. ^ Edwards, Mark J. (2009-10-26). "Gregorio di Nissa. Sull'anima e la resurrezione. Testo greco a fronte. Edited by Ilaria Ramelli. (Il Pensiero Occidentale.) Pp. 1,367. Milan: Bompiani, 2007. €34. 978 88 452 5974 6". The Journal of Ecclesiastical History. 60 (4): 764. doi:10.1017/s0022046909990686. ISSN 0022-0469.

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