Pilgrimage Past and Present in the World Religions

ISBN-10: 0674667662
ISBN-13: 9780674667662
Edition: 1995 (Reprint)
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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  More...

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Book details

List price: $33.50
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

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.

Jas Elsner is Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Art at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, and visiting professor of art history at the University of Chicago.�Elsner's most recent solo-authored book is Roman Eyes: Visuality and Subjectivity in Art and Text.

Introduction: Landscapes Surveyed
Piety And Identity: Sacred Travel In The Classical World
Viewer and Viewed: Images and Idols
Exile And Return: Jewish Pilgrimage
The Sacred Site: Contestation and Co-operation
The Centre In The Desert: Muslim Pilgrimage To Mecca
Images of the Orient
The Gospels Embodied: Christian Pilgrimage To The Holy Land
Containers of the Sacred
Geographies Of Sainthood: Christian Pilgrimage From The Middle Ages To The Present Day
Living Saints
Divinity Diffused: Pilgrimage In The Indian Religions
Mapping the Sacred
Translating The Sacred: Patterns Of Pilgrimage In The Buddhist World
Epilogue: Landscapes Reviewed
Notes and Bibliographies
Illustration
Acknowledgements
Index

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