By Jackie Feldman

ISBN-10: 0253021375

ISBN-13: 9780253021373

For lots of Evangelical Christians, a visit to the Holy Land is an essential component of working towards their religion. Arriving in teams, each one of these pilgrims are guided by means of Jewish Israeli journey courses. For greater than 3 a long time, Jackie Feldman—born into an Orthodox Jewish relations in ny, now an Israeli citizen, student, and certified guide—has been major excursions, analyzing Biblical landscapes, and fielding questions on faith and present politics. during this e-book, he attracts on pilgrimage and tourism reports, his personal studies, and interviews with different publications, Palestinian drivers and go back and forth brokers, and Christian pastors to envision the advanced interactions wherein courses and travelers "co-produce" the Bible Land. He uncovers the implicit politics of trip brochures and non secular souvenirs. Feldman asks what it skill while Jewish-Israeli courses get stuck up of their personal performances or perform Christian rituals, and displays on how his interactions with Christian travelers have replaced his realizing of himself and his perspectives of faith.

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The guides interviewed included some working in various other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Indonesian) and denominations (Catholic, Orthodox, Mormons, Makuya), as well as several Christian and/or Palestinian guides. Although some of the differences between Holy Land pilgrims and their guides were noted previously, very little ethnography has been published to date, and I hope that this book will encourage others to plow adjacent plots and broaden the field. 101 Yvonne Friedman and I are currently researching Catholic priest-guides.

Even profound theological, national, and political differences between the performers that may surface in pilgrimage are a function of the guide’s and group’s ability to inhabit a shared space of significance and performance. 10 Of course, what pilgrims get out of their voyage depends greatly on what they bring with them and on the continuities of the experiences of pilgrimage in their home religious life on their return. Indeed, Hillary Kaell has recently authored a book that takes this approach, following American Christian women before, during, and after their voyage to the Holy Land/Bible Land.

88 In certain periods, the presence of Catholic pilgrims in the Holy Land and at places like the Holy Sepulchre and the performance of rituals in public space manifested the Catholic Church’s political claim to territory and antiquity. Active conflict at religious sites in the Holy Land has been exacerbated by modern nationalism. ” It’s less about fostering doubt, challenging faith, or confronting complexity, than about reinforcing the hope, strength, and belief that can help pilgrims through their tribulations back home.

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