Contemporary Christian Travel Pilgrimage, Practice and Place Author: Amos S. Ron, Dallen J. Timothy

Format:
Paperback - 224 pages
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ISBN:
9781845416638
Published:
31 Oct 2018
Publisher:
Channel View Publications
Dimensions:
234 x 156
Availability:
Forthcoming

Summary

This book is the first to examine the depth, complexity and uniqueness of global Christian pilgrimage, travel and tourism, and how they manifest in terms of both supply and demand. It explores the places and spaces of consumption and production of this increasingly important tourism phenomenon. The volume considers the foundational elements of the attractiveness of places according to Christian thinking spirit of place, scriptural connections, art and architecture, contrived/themed environments, programmed events, volunteer travel opportunities, and visiting local communities by way of solidarity tourism and mission work. It includes a wide range of examples from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America and will be of interest to researchers and students in religious studies, tourism, pilgrimage studies, geography, anthropology and Christianity studies.

Review:

This book will become the new standard work on Christian travel, a significant element in modern day tourism. There is nothing in the current literature which matches the depth and detail of this volume. It is well-organised, raises many important questions, presents well-documented arguments from a sound theoretical base and includes informative graphics and an impressive and highly valuable bibliography.

- Richard Butler, Emeritus, University of Strathclyde, UK

This book is the first comprehensive study of the role of contemporary Christian travel and thus fills a huge gap in the literature. It enhances our understanding of the overall subject and offers an innovative look at the complex phenomenon of religious tourism. It reminds us of religion's centrality to our understanding of contemporary society and culture and is an essential addition to the bookshelves of researchers from various disciplines.

- Noga Collins-Kreiner, University of Haifa, Israel

Author Biography:

Amos S. Ron is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Tourism Studies at Ashkelon Academic College, Israel. He has worked in the field for almost 40 years and his research interests include geography of religion, cultural geography, pilgrimage, sacred site management, heritage tourism, cuisine and food traditions.

Dallen J. Timothy is Professor of Community Resources and Development and Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University, USA. He has worked in the field for over 20 years and his research interests include religious tourism, heritage management, cuisine and food traditions, tourism and geopolitics.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate


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