CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Series Series

Pilgrimage and Tourism to Holy Cities

Ideological and Management Perspectives

January 2017
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  • Published
    4th January 2017
  • ISBN 9781780647388
  • Language English
  • Pages 204 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

This book covers the ideological motives and religious perceptions behind travel to sites prescribed with sanctity in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It covers sites that have drawn pilgrims and religious tourists to them for hundreds of years and seeks to provide an understanding of the complex world of religiously motivated travel. Beginning with contemporary perspectives of pilgrimage across these religions, it then discusses management aspects such as logistics, infrastructure, malevolent behavior, and evangelical volunteers.

This book:
- Provides a collection of new, contemporary perspectives on pilgrimage.
- Reviews the ideological motives, history, mental health, and religious perceptions of tourism to holy cities.
- Contains practical applications, models and illustrations of religious tourism and pilgrimage management from a variety of international and academic perspectives.

Written by subject experts, this book addresses cultural sustainability for researchers and practitioners within religious tourism, religious studies, geography and anthropology.

1. Western Holy Cities and Places – An Introduction

Part I: Western Pilgrimage to Holy Cities in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
2. Judaism – Jewish and Israeli Pilgrimage Experience: Constructing National Identity
3. Christianity – Contemporary Christian Pilgrimage and Traditional Management Practices at Sacred Sites
4. Christanity- Christian Pilgrimage to Sacred Sites in the Holy Land: A Swedish Perspective
5. Islam – Contemporary Perspectives
6. Islam – Spiritual Journey in Islam: the Qur’anic Cognitive Model

Part II: Managing Pilgrimage Sites in Holy Cities
7. Pilgrimage Policy Management: Between Shrine Strategy and Ritual Improvisation
8. The Management of Pilgrims with Malevolent Behaviour in a Holy Space: a Study of Jerusalem Syndrome
9. Logistics at Holy Sites
10. Protestants and Pilgrimages: the Protestant Infrastructure in Jerusalem
11. The Impact of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s Campaign on Yezidi Religious Structures and Pilgrimage Practices
12. Evangelical Volunteers in Israel as Long-term Pilgrims: Ambassadors for the Kingdom

Part III: Closing Words
13. Redeeming Western Holy Places and Contested Holy Cities

Appendix – Discussion Points

Maria Leppakari

Maria Leppakari is an Adjunct Professor at the Swedish Theological Institute in Jerusalem and Abo Akademi University, Finland.

Kevin A. Griffin, PhD

Dr. Kevin Griffin, MA, PhD. Having studied teaching then tourism organization and historic settlement, I worked in a number of Geography Departments in the Dublin / Kildare area. Since 2001 I have worked at the DIT where I am actively involved in teaching and researching a broad range of tourism topics with particular specialism in both heritage and sustainable tourism. Editor in Chief, International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, International Journal of Tour Guiding Research, and International Journal of Islands Research. Series Editor, CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Book Series. My main areas of academic interest include: Tourism and Sustainability / Environmental Issues, Heritage Tourism, Religious Tourism / Pilgrimage, Social Tourism, Teaching Methodologies and Tourism Local History / Heritage.