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.
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.