Sarah is a biblical scholar in the field of Biblical Performance Criticism.


in 2017 Sarah finished a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, with a project that explores the way performance – oral storytelling – leads to interpretation of biblical texts.

In 2016, She performed the letter to the Romans as a test case for the embodied methodology in Edinburgh and Adelaide.
'The Beginning of the New Testament: oral, written, or both?', Centre for the Study of Christian Origins, New College, University of Edinburgh, 6 October 2016

Sarah has presented on her progress with this project at conferences and colleges in England, Scotland, and Australia, and for the Network of Biblical Storytellers' Festival Gathering and Scholars Seminar in Washington, D.C.

'A Call to Enact Relationships of Mutual Embrace: Romans 16 in Performance'. Paper presented at the British New Testament Conference, Chester, September 2016.

Publications explore story from various perspectives, including narrative and embodied performance criticism of biblical compositions and storytelling and performance practice.

‘Ill-treated traditions. Two lecterns lament, then offer hope to their speakers.’ Scottish Episcopal Institute Journal, 1(4) Winter, 20–31, 2017.
'"Whispered in the Sound of Silence" Traumatising the Book of Jonah'. with Elizabeth Boase. The Bible & Critical Theory, 12(1), 2016, 4–22.

Chapter: 'Choice: Stories', in Perspectives on Storytelling: Framing Global and Personal Identities - Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2014


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