Sean Argondizza-Moberg

Dr. Sean Argondizza-Moberg has joined MASI on a one-year Term Appointment as an Assistant Professor in Greek Patristics.

Specializing in Christian asceticism in late antiquity, Dr. Argondizza-Moberg earned his doctorate at Catholic University of America’s Center for the Study of Early Christianity.

Dr. Argondizza-Moberg is currently working on a book on monasticism and classical culture.

  • Areas of Expertise
    • Eastern Patristics
    • Early Christian Ascetism and Monasticism
    • Spirituality
    • Greek (Koine & Attic)
    • Coptic
  • Publications

    Articles/Book Chapters

    “The Use of Illness in the Apophthegmata Patrum” Journal of Early Christian Studies 26.4 (Winter 2018): 571-600.

    “Review of The Canons of Our Fathers by Bentley Layton” Religious Studies Review 44.2 (June 2018): 229.

    “Examination of Conscience in the Apophthegmata Patrum” Studia Patristica XCI (2017): 325-32.

    “Desert Voices” in Patristic Spirituality: Classical Perspectives on Ascent in the Journey to God (Book chapter under review). Proposal has been endorsed and accepted for review by Brill, Studies in Religion and Society.

    “Messalians/Euchites” (Encyclopedia entry under contract) Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity


    Monasticism and Classical Culture (Book in progress)

  • Education

    PhD, Early Christian Studies – Catholic University of America, Center for the Study of Early Christianity

    MA, Early Christian Studies – University of Notre Dame

    BA Summa Cum Laude, Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies; Minor in German – University of Michigan