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ANGIE HEO The bodily threat of miracles: Security, sacramentality, and the Egyptian politics of public order American Ethnologist 40

Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/amet.12011

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This article examines the political and public culture of Coptic Christian miracles through the circulation and reproduction of images and the mimetic entanglements of artifacts and objects. To understand the threat posed by one case of a woman's oil-exuding hand, this study points to how semiotic orders of security and sacramentality intersect in the regulation of bodily miracles.

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