Michelle Sdao

Michelle Sdao is a PhD Student in Religious Studies at UNC Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on embodiment, sense perception, the cult of the saints, and homiletics in late ancient Christianity. She is currently writing about John Chrysostom's discursive use of ancient optic theories to describe the embodied effects of visual piety toward saints' relics.

Contributions by Michelle Sdao


The (De-)Mystification of Christian Origins

In her response to our episode on Ancient Christian Origins with Bill Arnal, Michelle Sdao cites the risks of "methodolatry" and highlights emerging scholarship and methods on the edges of the disciplinary divides among religious studies, textual criticism, New Testament Studies and other allied fields.



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