Image and Pilgrimage in Christian Culture / Edition 1

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Overview

First published in 1978 and hailed by Culture as constituting "an important foreshadowing of issues that have become prominent in more recent anthropology," this classic book, now updated and extensively revised, examines the theological doctrines and popular notions that promote and sustain Christian pilgrimage, including their corresponding symbols and images.
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Editorial Reviews

Culture
This book constitutes an important foreshadowing of issues that have become prominent in more recent anthropology.
CHOICE

Like Turner's other books, this one admirably fuses a symbolic, cognitive approach to culture with a social functionalist one. Like his other books as well, this one is as accessible to novice undergraduates as to specialists in anthropology and religion.

International Journal of Comparative Sociology

This book is a fine combination of scholarship and readability. The Turners contend that pilgrimage is a major socioreligious phenomenon and thus worthy of anthropological study.... This fine book deserves a wide readership.

Choice
Like Turner's other books, this one admirably fuses a symbolic, cognitive approach to culture with a social functionalist one. Like his other books as well, this one is as accessible to novice undergraduates as to specialists in anthropology and religion.
International Journal of Comparative Sociology

This book is a fine combination of scholarship and readability. The Turners contend that pilgrimage is a major socioreligious phenomenon and thus worthy of anthropological study.... This fine book deserves a wide readership.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231042871
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 5/18/1995
  • Series: Columbia Classics in Religion Series , #11
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 562,136
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor Turner (1920--1983) was professor of religion and anthropology at the University of Chicago. He authored many books, including The Forest of Symbols: Aspects of Ndembu Ritual, The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure, Dramas, Fields, and Metaphors: Symbolic Action in Human Society, and On the Edge of the Bush: Anthropology As Experience.
Edith Turner is a lecturer in anthropology at the University of Virginia and editor of the journal Anthropology and Humanism.

Deborah Ross is a theologian and writer living in San Francisco.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback AdditionPreface1 - Introduction: Pilgrimage as Myth and History2 - Mexican Pilgrimages: Myth and History3 - St. Patrick's Purgatory: Religion and Nationalism in an Archaic Pilgrimage4 - Iconophily and Iconoclasm in Marian Pilgrimage3 - Locality and Universality in Medieval Pilgrimages6 - Apparitions, Messages, and Miracles: Postindustrial Marian Pilgrimage7 - ConclusionsAppendix AAppendix BBibliographyIndex

Columbia University Press

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