Pilgrimage Book

Pilgrimage


  • Author : Simon Coleman
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0674667662

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Pilgrimage Book Description :

From the Great Panathenaea of ancient Greece to the hajj of today, people of all religions and cultures have made sacred journeys to confirm their faith and their part in a larger identity. This book is a fascinating guide through the vast and varied cultural territory such pilgrimages have covered across the ages. The first book to look at the phenomenon and experience of pilgrimage through the multiple lenses of history, religion, sociology, anthropology, and art history, this sumptuously illustrated volume explores the full richness and range of sacred travel as it maps the cultural imagination. The authors consider pilgrimage as a physical journey through time and space, but also as a metaphorical passage resonant with meaning on many levels. It may entail a ritual transformation of the pilgrim's inner state or outer status; it may be a quest for a transcendent goal; it may involve the healing of a physical or spiritual ailment. Through folktales, narratives of the crusades, and the firsthand accounts of those who have made these journeys; through descriptions and pictures of the rituals, holy objects, and sacred architecture they have encountered, as well as the relics and talismans they have carried home, Pilgrimage evokes the physical and spiritual landscape these seekers have traveled. In its structure, the book broadly moves from those religions--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--that cohere around a single canonical text to those with a multiplicity of sacred scriptures, like Hinduism and Buddhism. Juxtaposing the different practices and experiences of pilgrimage in these contexts, this book reveals the common structures and singular features of sacred travel from ancient times to our own.

Pilgrimage Book

Pilgrimage


  • Author : Ian Reader
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015-04-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198718222

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Pilgrimage Book Description :

"Presents pilgrimage in a global and historical context. Using a wide range of examples, Reader explores how people take part in and experience their pilgrimages, and what they take back from their journeys, He concludes by examining why pilgrimages appear to be so popular in our increasingly secular age."--Front flap

Pilgrimage Book

Pilgrimage


  • Author : Colin Morris
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-06-13
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 0521808111

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Pilgrimage Book Description :

A collection of essays on pilgrimage, a central feature of medieval and Renaissance English life.

Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages Book

Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages


  • Author : Brett Edward Whalen
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442601994

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Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages Book Description :

Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages: A Reader is a rich collection of primary sources for the history of Christian pilgrimage in Europe and the Mediterranean world from the fourth through the sixteenth centuries.

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Pilgrimage


  • Author : Linda Kay Davidson
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 769
  • ISBN 10 : 9781576070048

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Pilgrimage Book Description :

Nationalistic meccas, shrines to popular culture, and sacred traditions for the world's religions from Animism to Zoroastrianism are all examined in two accessible and comprehensive volumes. * More than 500 A–Z entries ranging from the Alamo and Bamiyan to tourism and visual arts * Photographs including worshipers at the Western Wall, pyramids in Egypt, and the Montserrat monastery in Spain illuminate the coverage * Maps including the Hajj, Jerusalem, the journeys of Saint Paul, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre * Includes two appendixes: pilgrimage sites by country and pilgrimage sites by religion, a complete bibiliography, and a thorough index

Pilgrimage Book

Pilgrimage


  • Author : Ian Bradley
  • Publisher : Lion Books
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 0745952704

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Pilgrimage Book Description :

This book explores the phenomenon of Christian pilgrimage, pointing to its origins in the Exodus and wilderness experience of the Jews, the medieval heyday when millions of pilgrims spent months travelling across Europe, and the modern revival which has blurred the lines between pilgrimage and tourism and made places such as Iona, Taize and Santiago di Compostella the mecca for contemporary seekers and travellers. Lavishly illustrated, the book begins with the history and then covers pilgrimages in Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Norway, France, Spain, Italy, Bosnia-Herzogovina and Poland. Pilgrimage is as much about the experience, the travel and the way as it is about the places themselves. Providing a mixture of historical and factual information, and vivid personal experiences together with pilgrims' own accounts and prayers, Ian Bradley brings to life one of the most vibrant expressions of Christian spirituality.

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Pilgrimage


  • Author : John Ure
  • Publisher : Constable & Robinson
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105126859664

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Pilgrimage Book Description :

'There are three things that can neither be recommended nor discouraged -- marriage, war and a voyage to the Holy Sepulchre-- they may begin well and end very badly.' Medieval pilgrim, Eberhard, Count of Wurtemburg, on his return from Jerusalem in 1480 From his starting-point of travel and adventure, using contemporary accounts, John Ure relates the stories of medieval Christian pilgrimage during the 500 years of its peak between 1066 and 1536. Through the often forgotten contemporary records of Erasmus, John of Gaunt and Margery Kempe among others, he brings to life a colourful cast of characters. Embracing also military expeditions described as religious journeys, Ure recounts tales of armed expeditions such as the Albigensian Crusade and the Pilgrimage of Grace. And considers pilgrimage's literary and allegorical manifestations via Sir John Mandeville and John Bunyan. Ultimately, he uses his practised skills as a travel writer to give vignettes of these pilgrim routes today, some accessible and popular, others as remote and haunting as in medieval times.

Pilgrimage Book

Pilgrimage


  • Author : James Charles Wall
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1926
  • Genre: Pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015014168507

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Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World Book

Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World


  • Author : Peter Jan Margry
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 9789089640116

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Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World Book Description :

The modern pilgrimage—to sites ranging from Graceland to the veterans’ annual ride to to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Jim Morrison’s Paris grave—is intertwined with man’s existential uncertainties in the face of a rapidly changing world. In a climate that reproduces the religious quest in seemingly secular places, it’s no longer clear exactly what the term pilgrimage infers—and Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World critiques our notions of the secular and the sacred, while commenting on the modern media’s multiplication of images that renders the modern pilgrimage a quest without an object. Using new ethnographical and theoretical approaches, this volume offers a surprising new vision on the non-secularity of the “secular” pilgrimage. "This book will be sure to stoke our intellectual fire and heat up the discussion over the highly charged topic of secular pilgrimage.”—Simon Bronner, Penn State University

Hindu Places of Pilgrimage in India Book

Hindu Places of Pilgrimage in India


  • Author : Surinder M. Bhardwaj
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1983-07-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0520049519

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Hindu Places of Pilgrimage in India Book Description :

"Dr. Bhardwaj's in-depth study of the various aspects of the institution of pilgrimage shows that instead of being a simple practice it has been a gigantic phenomenon affecting all aspects of Indian life. . . integrating diverse forces, various cults, and numerous traditions over the ages."--Asian Student "This is the best general survey of a major religion's total pilgrimage system and the best intensive investigation of one of its subsystems. . . . Dr. Bhardwaj's book is an important step towards the recognition of a social phenomenon which has for millennia played a crucial role in the integration of religions, nationalities, and international communities. And, not least importantly, it is highly readable."--Journal of the American Academy of Religion "Detailed, accurate, and generally informative; he has succeeded in tracing, for the first time, the relationship of the rank-order or 'level' of a sacred place. . . to its degree of sanctity, type of deity, and caste and motivation of the pilgrim. . . .The implications of Mr. Bhardwaj's study are profound and necessary to the understanding of Indian religion. . . it is fascinating."--Times Literary Supplement "Here is a fine example of what the geographic study of India needs: disciplined work that shows full awareness of Indian cultural meanings. . . .it sets a worth standard."--Professional Geographer