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'n Politieke tegnologie van die vroeê Christen se gepynigde liggaam

J.N. Vorster

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 22, No 2 (2001), 434-454. doi: 10.4102/ve.v22i2.664

Submitted: 11 August 2001
Published:  11 August 2001


The early Christian martyr is usually only seen in terms of testimony or witness. It is argued that a political technology of the body enables us to see the manner in which the pained body of the early Christian martyr functioned as a space upon which political strategies for the empowerment of interested parties were enacted.

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J.N. Vorster, Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, South Africa


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