Ending The Pilgrimage And Returning Home

Anna Fedele

in Looking for Mary Magdalene

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199898404
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980130 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Ritual Studies Series

Ending The Pilgrimage And Returning Home

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This chapter explores the way in which the three organized pilgrimages ended and analyzes the changes that took place in the pilgrims’ lives after their return home. The influence of anthropology texts upon these pilgrims complicates the use of anthropological theories to analyze their sacred journeys. This kind of alternative pilgrimage is compared to other forms of pilgrimage and tourism, agreeing with Ellen Badone that the conceptual dichotomy between pilgrimage and tourism relies on oppositions such as evil/good or material/spiritual that clearly derive from a Judaeo-Christian heritage.

Keywords: return home; pilgrimage; tourism; Judeao-Christian heritage; anthropology; Badone

Chapter.  10381 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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