Image and Pilgrimage in Christian Culture
ISBN: 0231042876
EAN13: 9780231042871
Language: English
Pages: 280
Edition: "Columbia Classi"
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
This classic book, now updated and extensively revised, examines the theological doctrines and popular notions that promote and sustain Christian pilgrimage, including their corresponding symbols and images.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Image and Pilgrimage examines in detail two anthropological important aspects of the practice of pilgrimage. One is the context-the theological background into which each pilgrimage is 'born' and the folk traditions through which the people recognize the implications of the initiating event. The other is the repertoire of symbols and images that embody that experience and continue to clothe the original vision in varying ways.