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Pilgrimage and tourism to holy cities: ideological and management perspectives.

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This book covers the ideological motives and religious perceptions behind travel to sites prescribed with sanctity in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and puts emphasis on a practical application of religious tourism and pilgrimage management. Part I of the book, 'Western Pilgrimage to Holy Cities in Judaism, Christianity and Islam', provides historical and contemporary perspectives of pilgrimage ...


Chapter 3 (Page no: 24)

Christianity - contemporary Christian pilgrimage and traditional management practices at sacred sites.

This chapter explores contemporary Christian pilgrimage experiences, with emphasis on where pilgrimage fits in the life of a contemporary believer. In so doing, it addresses the changing demands of contemporary pilgrims, as well as the factors that are shaping current pilgrimage patterns. The chapter further discusses how the changing needs and expectations of contemporary pilgrims are altering traditional management practices at sacred sites, and provides examples of innovative management approaches adopted in catering to these needs. It further analyses the implications of such pressures on management at sacred sites and the future of contemporary pilgrimage experiences, and questions whether or not traditional pilgrimage practice has really undergone a fundamental change in recent times.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Western holy cities and places - an introduction. Author(s): Leppäkari, M. Griffin, K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Judaism - Jewish and Israeli pilgrimage experience: constructing national identity. Author(s): Inbari, M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 43) Christianity - Christian pilgrimage to sacred sites in the Holy Land: a Swedish perspective. Author(s): Gunner, G.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 59) Islam - contemporary perspective. Author(s): Raj, R. Raja, I.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 71) Islam - spiritual journey in Islam: the Qur'anic Cognitive Model. Author(s): Elhadary, T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 87) Pilgrimage policy management: between shrine strategy and ritual improvisation. Author(s): Coleman, S.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 100) The management of pilgrims with malevolent behaviour in a holy space: a study of Jerusalem syndrome. Author(s): Kalian, M. Witztum, E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 113) Logistics at holy sites. Author(s): Trono, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 129) Protestants and pilgrimages: the Protestant infrastructure in Jerusalem. Author(s): Ariel, Y.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 144) The impact of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's campaign on Yezidi religious structures and pilgrimage practices. Author(s): Al-Marashi, I.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 156) Ambassadors for the Kingdom: evangelical volunteers in Israel as long-term pilgrims. Author(s): Engberg, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 171) Redeeming Western holy places and contested holy cities. Author(s): Leppäkari, M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Irish Republic.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781780647388
  • Record Number
  • 20163376693