Christian Pilgrimage, Landscape, and Heritage: Journeying to the Sacred

Maddrell, A., della Dora, V., Scafi, A. and Walton, H. (2014) Christian Pilgrimage, Landscape, and Heritage: Journeying to the Sacred. Series: Routledge studies in religion, travel and tourism. Routledge: New York. ISBN 9780415843980

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Abstract

This volume provides a theoretically- and empirically-grounded study of the significance of landscape, its intersection with cultural heritage, and associated implications for tourism, in Christian pilgrimage. It provides an international and interdenominational perspective on these issues, drawing on a wide range of examples and using three detailed case studies: Meteora, Greece; Subiaco, Italy; and the Isle of Man, British Isles. These case studies have been chosen for their international and denominational diversity, as well as rich landscape and heritage contexts. They include Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Ecumenical/ Protestant denominations, incorporating different Christian theologies, practices and perspectives on the nature and purpose of pilgrimage. None have received significant attention within pilgrimage literature and thus provide a wealth of new comparative data to evaluate in relation to existing studies of Christian pilgrimage. They draw on rich participant experiential accounts and interviews with clergy, laity and local stakeholders. The volume provides analysis of this original data which is inflected by careful attention to theoretical and conceptual engagement with literature on mobilities, sacred place and practice, place-temporalities, aesthetics, embodiment and performance, <i>communitas</i>, emotion and affect, theology and spiritualities, multi-faith and post-secular society, cultural heritage, consumption and commodification, and the pilgrim-tourist continuum.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Walton, Professor Heather
Authors: Maddrell, A., della Dora, V., Scafi, A., and Walton, H.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:9780415843980

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