Proceedings of the international meeting "La bisaccia del pellegrino" - Turin, Moncalvo, Casale Monferrato, 2 - 6 October 2007
The pilgrimage practice to holy places is common to all great religions, even if it is characterized by peculiar features in each of them.
This important religious and social phenomenon finds its origins in the search for a more direct contact with God or with the sacred.
The destination of the pilgrimage is usually a place where, according to the tradition, a special manifestation of the Divine took place, with or without the presence of a temple, or a sanctuary, or a series of sacred buildings able to preserve and convey the memory of that hierophany. In some cultures, the pilgrim wears special clothes and respects precise diet and behavior rules during the whole pilgrimage, while in others this practice becomes a sort of tour with a religious purpose.
- Author/s: AA.VV.
- Edited by: Amilcare Barbero, Stefano Piano
- Publisher: Centro di Documentazione dei Sacri Monti, Calvari e Complessi Devozionali Europei
- ISBN: 978-88-89081-17-4
- Pages: 448
- Size: 24x32cm
- Year: 2010
- Price: 45.00 €
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