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Pilgrimage : journeys of meaning

Author: Peter Stanford
Publisher: London ; New York, New York : Thames and Hudson, 2021. ©2021
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Pilgrimage, a global ritual embraced by all faiths, is one of the most enduring traits in our human story. In this compelling history Peter Stanford reflects on the reasons people have walked along the same sacred paths across the ages. How do the experiences of the first pilgrims to Jerusalem, Mecca and Santiago de Compostela compare to the millions of people who embark upon life-changing physical and spiritual  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Stanford
ISBN: 9780500252413 0500252416
OCLC Number: 1233316966
Notes: "With 26 illustrations"--Title page.
Description: 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The new geography of spiritual power --
Santiago de Compostela: the camino --
Jerusalem: the promised land --
Rome: seeing is believing --
Mecca: a world apart --
Lalibela: unearthing a mystery --
Lourdes, Medjugorje and the Marian Shrines: Mary and the Miracles --
The North Wales Pilgrim's way: Celtic revival --
Kumbh Mela: The world's largest pilgrimage --
The Buddha Trail: The peripatetic Pilgrim --
Shikoku: 88 temples in the footsteps of the great master --
North America: Optimistic hiking --
Machu Picchu: power places --
Epilogue: To arrive where we started.
Responsibility: Peter Stanford.


A thought-provoking reflection on pilgrimage past and present, and a compelling exploration of its relevance today.  Read more...


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'A golden harvest of fascinating and inspiring places. As always, Peter manages to wear his scholarship lightly [and] walk the tightrope over non-believers on one side and believers on the other ... Read more...

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