Pilgrim Bodies an Anatomy of Christian and Post Christian Intentional Movement

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 15, 2019 - Pilgrims and pilgrimages - 208 pages
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Pilgrim Bodies traces the emergence and expansion of pilgrimage in the Christian West to its eclipse in the early modern period, and its subsequent re-invention in postmodernity. By focussing on the lived body, this volume engages the recent explosion of interest, both scholarly and popular, in the theory and practice of pilgrimage. It provides historical and theological back-stories to the dynamics in early modern culture that conspired to both curtail and recreate practices of intentional movement, opening the way for the varieties of pilgrimages practiced and studied today.┐Pilgrim Bodies┐ distinctive approach brings together a range of chapters that are rigorously researched yet refreshingly readable, of interest to all those studying, undertaking, or simply curious about the history and contemporary expressions of pilgrimage.

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Sara Terreault is a lecturer in the Department of Theological Studies and the School of Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. She has published several journal articles on aspects of pilgrimage and also contributed a chapter to Voices of Pilgrimage and Reconciliation (CABI Publishing, 2017). With Matthew Anderson, she co-designed and co-teaches a course in pilgrimage studies at Concordia, and in this context, has facilitated students' pilgrimage field research in Canada, Spain, and Ireland. She has also walked and studied numerous historical and contemporary pilgrimage routes in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Matthew R. Anderson is affiliate faculty in the Department of Theological Studies and a Fellow at Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability at Concordia University, Montreal. His teaching and research interests include cultural criticism, Indigenous studies, Pauline studies, and pilgrimage. He has authored a wide range of academic articles and book chapters, and is an active public speaker and media commentator. His documentary "Something Grand," deals with pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. Matthew has walked and researched pilgrimage routes in Norway, Scotland, Spain, Iceland, England, Austria, and North America. Current research interests are "dark pilgrimages"--journeys of remembrance and reconciliation taken along traditional First Nations and MÚtis trails in the Canadian west. With Sara Terreault, he co-designed and co-teaches a course in Pilgrimage Studies and they instituted the "Old Montreal to Kahnawa: kÚ Mohawk Territory" walk. Matthew's blog is somethinggrand.ca.

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