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Christian ideology and the image of a holy land: the place of Jerusalem pilgrimage in the various Christianities

Bowman, Glenn W. (2013) Christian ideology and the image of a holy land: the place of Jerusalem pilgrimage in the various Christianities. In: Contesting the Sacred: The Anthropology of Christian Pilgrimage. Wipf and Stock, Eugene, Oregon, pp. 98-121. ISBN 978-1-62564-085-7. (KAR id:38309)

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Abstract

The great majority of the world's holy cities and sacred shrines attract pilgrims from

cultural homogeneity. Jerusalem, on the other hand, draws pilgrims from a vast multitude of

because of the antagonistic engagement of Judaism, Christianity and Islam - Jerusalem's

speaking a cacophony of languages, and pursuing a plethora of divine figures. Other sacred

Jerusalem's pilgrims - eminent among these Mecca (which nonetheless services only the sects

beneath identical repertoires of movement and utterance2. Jerusalem's pilgrims, on the other

worship. The result is a continuous crossing and diverging - often marked by clashes - of

city as as a multitude of holy cities - as many as are the religious communities which

for hegemony.

Item Type: Book section
Additional information: Third printing of a volume originally published by Routledge in 1991
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > DE The Greco-Roman World
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Glenn Bowman
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2014 11:13 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38309 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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