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eBook Sacred Tracks: Two Thousand Years of Christian Pilgrimage ePub

by James Harpur

  • ISBN: 0520233956
  • Category: World
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: James Harpur
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press (September 2, 2002)
  • Pages: 192
  • ePub book: 1707 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1545 kb
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Sacred Tracks tells the d story of Christian pilgrimage and the saints and pilgrims. His books include Revelations: The Medieval World, The Atlas of Sacred Places, The Miracles of Jesus, Abraham and His Sons, and The Journeys of Paul. His children's books include Pyramids and The Eyewitness Visual Dictionary of Ancient Civilizations. His latest book of poetry is Oracle Bones.

Sacred Tracks "tells the d story of Christian pilgrimage and the saints and pilgrims, shrines .

Sacred Tracks "tells the d story of Christian pilgrimage and the saints and pilgrims, shrines and cathedrals, relics and practices of a tradition that is still flourishing today.

Sacred Tracks tells the 2000-year story of Christian pilgrimage and the saints and pilgrims, shrines, relics .

Sacred Tracks tells the 2000-year story of Christian pilgrimage and the saints and pilgrims, shrines, relics and practices of a tradition that is still flourishing. An inveterate traveller to holy places, he is also a prize-winning poet.

Sacred Tracks tells the d story of Christian pilgrimage and the saints and pilgrims, shrines and cathedrals, relics and practices of a tradition that is still flourishing today.

James Harpur, who wrote this book while poet in residence at Exeter Cathedral in Devon, England, has divided the text into three sections, thus emphasizing a classic manner of elementary historical "periodization": the early, medieval, and modern church

James Harpur, who wrote this book while poet in residence at Exeter Cathedral in Devon, England, has divided the text into three sections, thus emphasizing a classic manner of elementary historical "periodization": the early, medieval, and modern church. While convenient for the purpose of the organization of his material, this approach has also, and unfortunately, fostered views of "dark ages" and "Reformers" that are perhaps too simplistic, especially given the last generation of scholarship.

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2000 years of Christian pilgrimage. by James Harpur Subjects. Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages, History. There's no description for this book yet. Published 2002 by University of California Press in Berkeley.

Sacred Tracks" tells the 2000-year story of Christian pilgrimage and the saints and pilgrims, shrines, relics and practices of a tradition that is still flourishing

Sacred Tracks" tells the 2000-year story of Christian pilgrimage and the saints and pilgrims, shrines, relics and practices of a tradition that is still flourishing. It describes the difficult conditions of travel, and the great sites such as Rome, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela and Canterbury.

James Harpur studied Classics and English literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, and .

James Harpur studied Classics and English literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, and has had a lifelong interest in the spiritual and mystical aspects of religion. He has written a number of books on religion, particularly the Christian mystical tradition, including Sacred Tracks: Two Thousand Years of Christian Pilgrimage and The Atlas of Sacred Places. He is also a prize-winning poet whose three collections of verse reflect his interest in the Christian contemplative tradition.

Ever since the Magi trekked from the East to witness the birth of Jesus, pilgrims have undertaken long and often dangerous journeys to seek out holy Christian places. Sacred Tracks tells the two-thousand-year-old story of Christian pilgrimage and the saints and pilgrims, shrines and cathedrals, relics and practices of a tradition that is still flourishing today.Drawing on contemporary accounts and a wealth of illustration, Sacred Tracks captures the atmosphere of pilgrimage through the ages. Divided into three sections—"Early Paths," "Medieval Roads," and "Modern Ways"—the book describes every aspect of pilgrimage past and present, from the practicalities of setting out to the difficult conditions of travel, to the great sites, such as Rome, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela, and Canterbury. The book looks at the pilgrims themselves, from St. Brendan, who is said to have cast himself adrift, letting God guide his search for a paradisal holy island, to the penitents, cure seekers, and adventurers who in the Middle Ages set out for the unknown in their millions.In recent times pilgrimage has recaptured the popular imagination. For the increasing numbers who each year follow in the footsteps of their medieval forbears, Sacred Tracks describes the popular places of contemporary pilgrimage, such as Lourdes, Fatima, Walsingham, and Knock. Seven new and revived pilgrimages are described in detail, while a gazetteer provides information about a further seven in Europe, Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Entertaining, colorful, and informative, this book is both a fascinating history of Christian pilgrimage and the perfect traveling companion for the pilgrim of today.