By Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony
Examining historical writers' responses to the emerging perform of pilgrimage, Bitton-Ashkelony bargains a nuanced studying in their pondering at the advantages and the demerits of pilgrimage, revealing theological and ecclesiastical motivations which have been ignored, and wondering the long-held assumption of students that pilgrimage was once just a well known, no longer an elite, non secular perform. as well as Greek and Latin assets, she comprises Syriac fabric, which permits her to construct a wealthy photograph of the rising theology of panorama that took form over the fourth to 6th centuries.
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