DR. RANGAR H. CLINE

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

RELIGIOUS STUDIES PROGRAM

THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

138 Robertson Hall

email: rangar.cline at ou.edu

I am a historian of the later Roman Empire with research and teaching interests in Roman religions, late ancient Christianity, travel in the ancient world, and the material culture of pilgrimage .  My research focuses the relationship between Greek and Roman religions, early Christianity, and Judaism.  My first book Ancient Angels, about angel veneration in the Roman Empire, was published with Brill Press (Leiden, March 2011) in the series “Religions in the Graeco-Roman World.”   My current book project is entitled Memory and Piety: Pilgrimage and the Search for Proof of the Holy in the Late Roman and Early Medieval Worlds, which examines the motivations and consequences of pilgrimage in late antiquity.  I am also at work on a project that explores  changes in burial practices, attitudes towards the dead, and urban environments in late antiquity.