Traveling: Compass: Christian Explorations of Daily Living
This item is part of Compass series: Christian Explorations of Daily Living
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Item No: ED015738
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Release Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011
From the journey of Abraham to the travels of Jesus and Paul, from medieval pilgrims to today's global trekkers, travel has held deep religious significance. In fact, says Joerg Rieger, traveling can be seen as a metaphor for the whole Christian life, especially pertinent in an age of global connectedness, widespread international travel, and religious encounter. Rieger's historical and theological reflections offer concrete ways in which travel can open up fresh encounters with meaning and, ultimately, the divine.
“A stellar volume in this groundbreaking series on the theological significance of daily life, Rieger's Traveling explores travel narratives from a rich variety of sources. Drawing upon scripture and classic literature, as well as colonialist and contemporary global accounts of human wandering he provides a critical lens of the Divine as traveler through which to subtly and creatively evaluate human practices such as mission, pilgrimage, tourism, migration, and vagabonding.”
—Mary McClintock Fulkerson
Professor of Theology
Duke Divinity School
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