Politics of Worship in the Contemporary Middle East

Politics of Worship in the Contemporary Middle East

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Sainthood in Fragile States investigates how precariousness and ambiguity are embedded in saint worship. The book explores the intersections between religious and secular figures to show the role of sainthood and its contestation in the contemporary Middle East.Here is where I turn to the second type of media and martyrdom, one which converges more upon the sensibilities of Coptic martyrdom out- lined in the first section of this essay. Within minutes of the Maspero ... a#39;new forms of media activisma#39; (2003). At the core of saintly martyr- dom is a meditation on pain but also the entire structure of confession under which truth claims are made credible and effective.

Title:Politics of Worship in the Contemporary Middle East
Author: Andreas Bandak, Mikkel Bille
Publisher:BRILL - 2013-03-22

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