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Tourism, pilgrimage and intercultural dialogue: interpreting sacred stories.

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This book provides an overview of religious tourism as a tool for intercultural dialogue and the interpretation of religious heritage for tourism. Part 1 (chapters 2-7) discusses conceptual approaches, including the notion of the sacred. Part 2 (chapters 8-11) deals with strategies and tools for management and interpretation. Part 3 (chapters 12-17) presents case studies from Europe dealing with p...


Chapter 7 (Page no: 77)

Revalorization of Europe's natural areas of spiritual value and pilgrimage routes: inspirational tendencies.

This chapter examines the evolution of the sacred in the conservation of nature, together with a series of reflections and initiatives relating to the conservation of the heritage of natural places of high spiritual value and the lines that connect them, that is to say, the pilgrimage routes. The section on inspirational tendencies also considers a number of interesting developments in environmental education linked to these landscapes, and these guide the final discussion, which centres on the need to expand the perspective of the models for the governance of protected natural areas that currently prevail in most European countries and adopt more inclusive, fairer and more equitable approaches.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Vidal-Casellas, D. Aulet, S. Crous-Costa, N.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) The semantics of the sacred: a tool for interreligious dialogue. Author(s): Aulet, S. Sureda, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 29) The symbolism of sacred space. Author(s): Olsen, D. H.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 43) The symbolism of the built temple. Author(s): Vidal-Casellas, D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 58) Images as an embodiment of the sacred. Author(s): Ferrer Ventosa, R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 69) Bible and religious tourism: some cultural proposals. Author(s): Ferrer, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 85) Interpretation tools for religious heritage. Author(s): Kanaan-Amat, M. Crous-Costa, N. Aulet, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 96) Religious tourism, pilgrimage: manifestation of peace and enlightenment in contemporary religions with special reference to Islam. Author(s): Elhadary, T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 105) Does a religious tourist need a guide? Interpretation and storytelling in sacred places. Author(s): Duda, T.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 115) Pilgrimage tourism and social media: A way forward in the 21st century? Author(s): Paschinger, E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 121) Transformation of cultural identity, tourism and intercultural dialogue: medieval world heritage sites in Serbia between cultural monuments and shrines. Author(s): Ognjević, T.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 130) Llull, a traveller in the service of the Faith. Author(s): Ensenyat, G.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 141) Taking part in a pilgrimage by hosting pilgrims. Author(s): Ambrósio, V.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 149) The diachrony of landscapes: a way of sightseeing. Author(s): Garí, B. Carrillo-Rangel, D.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 160) Future for religious heritage and the benefits of European cooperation. Author(s): Coomans, T. Grootswagers, L.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 174) Updating a romantic view? Ruskin's Mornings in Florence. Author(s): Crous-Costa, N.

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