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Weaving the Crown of Pilgrimage: The Spiritual and Polemical Dimensions of Pilgrimage and the Holy Places from an Anti‐Chalcedonian Perspective

Cornelia B. Horn

in Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career of Peter the Iberian

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199277537
eISBN:
9780191604171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277532.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the role of the Holy Land as a singular setting for the Christological controversies in the 5th century. In the context of pilgrimage to the numerous holy places, Peter’s own ... More


Replacing Sacred Space

Gordon Graham

in The Re-enchantment of the World: Art versus Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199265961
eISBN:
9780191708756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265961.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter draws a distinction between holy places and sacred spaces, and examines the ability of architecture as an art to create a secular equivalent of the latter — ‘enchanted space’ as an ... More


The Keys

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the impact of the Six-Day War on the restoration work at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The announcement that the war had started came in the morning of June 5, 1967 and the ... More


Paris Before Genovefa: The Landscape Enters History

Lisa M. Bitel

in Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336528
eISBN:
9780199868599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336528.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter sets up the book’s main argument by explaining how people in ancient Europe interpreted their landscapes and holy places. Fifth-century Parisians understood their city in several ... More


Pilgrims to the Living in Context

Georgia Frank

in The Memory of the Eyes: Pilgrims to Living Saints in Christian Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222052
eISBN:
9780520924352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222052.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore the religious sensibilities of pilgrims who journeyed to visit living saints. Two works are central to this investigation: The ... More


Pilgrims and the Eye of Faith

Georgia Frank

in The Memory of the Eyes: Pilgrims to Living Saints in Christian Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222052
eISBN:
9780520924352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222052.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter focuses on pilgrims to the holy places and how they construed their sensory engagement with the holy sites. Significant here is their understanding of the “eye of faith,” an expression ... More


1 Loca sacra: Religion and the Landscape before the Reformation

Alexandra Walsham

in The Reformation of the Landscape: Religion, Identity, and Memory in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199243556
eISBN:
9780191725081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243556.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between religion and the landscape of the British Isles from the prehistoric era to the eve of the Reformation. It explores the sacred geography of ancient ... More


Holiness

Menachem Kellner

in Maimonides' Confrontation with Mysticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113294
eISBN:
9781800340381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113294.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the question of what holiness is. This question has very rarely been asked of Jewish texts, perhaps because the notion of holiness is so pervasive in Judaism that asking Jewish ... More


The Yādavas’ God

Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere

in Rise of a Folk God: Vitthal of Pandharpur

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199777594
eISBN:
9780199919048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777594.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter describes the living forms of the pastoralist cults that lie behind the cult of Viṭṭhal. The chapter discusses the predominance of pastoralists in the population, ecology, and cultural ... More


Introduction

Catharine Cookson

in Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Often, competing worldviews or “frameworks” (as described by political philosopher Charles Taylor) are at the heart of free exercise conflicts. This chapter uses the trope or myth of “wilderness” as ... More


Final Comments: Spacial and Temporal Sanctity

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter shifts from the 'microscopic' to the 'macroscopic' perspective, to make several observations on medieval Islamic constructions of the 'sacred'. It demonstrates similarities between the ... More


Journeying to the Centre of the World

in The Holy Land Reborn: Pilgrimage and the Tibetan Reinvention of Buddhist India

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226356488
eISBN:
9780226356501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226356501.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Tibetan emperors of the late eighth and early ninth centuries astutely followed the example set by many of their immediate neighbors and adopted Buddhism as a religion of court and state. This ... More


14. The Vatican and Israel

Cardinal Achille Silvestrini

in The Catholic Church and the Jewish People: Recent Reflections from Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228058
eISBN:
9780823237111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228058.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the diplomatic relations between Israel and the Vatican. In this relationship, we are talking of the Holy See, which is the expression of the highest authority of the Catholic ... More


The Sinai as Christian Space

Walter D. Ward

in Mirage of the Saracen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520283770
eISBN:
9780520959521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283770.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The monks who settled the Sinai did so because of the region’s connections to the Exodus, and this chapter examines how these monks created a Christian Sinai by identifying contemporary locations ... More


Two More Maps of Israel’s Land

Rachel Havrelock

in River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226319575
eISBN:
9780226319599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319599.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the Rabbinic period and how its literature contends that the Jordan is a frontier. In the Babylonian context, the land is not the “real” space of Israel's requisite ... More


Ancestors and Agriculture: A Spiritual Self

E. Fuller Torrey

in Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231183369
eISBN:
9780231544863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231183369.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Neurobiology

This chapter describes what has been called “the first human-built holy place”, probably used for ancestor worship. At the same time modern Homo sapiens began domesticating plants and animals and ... More


Pilgrims and Shrines in the Colonial Age

Ian Talbot and Tahir Kamran

in Colonial Lahore: A History of the City and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190642938
eISBN:
9780190686475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190642938.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

The chapter discusses the ways in which colonial rule transformed the circumstances of pilgrimage for Lahore’s residents both as a result of improvements in communication and the perceived health and ... More


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