Timothy Carroll
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London

Timothy Carroll is a British Academy postdoctoral fellow in anthropology at University College London. He is the author of Orthodox Christian Material Culture: Of People and Things in the Making of Heaven (2018). 

Written by Timothy Carroll

Orthodox Armenian priests burn incense. Photo by Marco Longari/Getty

Rituals and celebrations
The scents of heaven

Frankincense and myrrh have long links to the sacred. Why has Christianity viewed them with both fascination and suspicion?

Timothy Carroll