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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 12 (Page no: 156)

Ambassadors for the Kingdom: evangelical volunteers in Israel as long-term pilgrims.

This chapter explores the boundaries between tourism, volunteer work and pilgrimage. It examines contemporary evangelical Christian volunteer work in Israel as a case of 'long-term pilgrimage' in order to discuss the religious meanings that the volunteers attach to their time in Israel, the practices that they are involved in, and to the place itself. It is argued that what makes it reasonable to conceptualize these volunteer trips as 'pilgrimage' is not found in their engagement with traditional sacred spaces but rather in the seemingly secular ones.

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: 3 (Page no: 24) Christianity - contemporary Christian pilgrimage and traditional management practices at sacred sites. Author(s): Enongene, V. Griffin, K.
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: 13 (Page no: 171) Redeeming Western holy places and contested holy cities. Author(s): Leppäkari, M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781780647388
  • Record Number
  • 20163376702