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Religion in cathedrals: pilgrimage, heritage, adjacency, and the politics of replication in Northern Europe

Coleman, Simon and Bowman, Marion (2019). Religion in cathedrals: pilgrimage, heritage, adjacency, and the politics of replication in Northern Europe. Religion, 49(1) pp. 1–23.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/0048721x.2018.1515341
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Abstract

Much of this thematic issue emerges from work carried out for an AHRC-funded project, Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals, Past and Present Cathedrals (PEC). In this introduction, we explore the possibilities of developing a new sub-field oriented around exploring the shaping of belief and praxis in and by cathedrals. After noting the renewed popularity of these institutions in England, we provide a brief history of cathedrals within and beyond Europe, highlighting both particular periods of expansion and pilgrimage practices relating to them. We emphasize the significance of cathedrals in juxtaposing ‘sacred space’ with ‘common ground.’ This approach is complemented by a focus on how cathedrals both embody and encourage material and liturgical forms of ‘replication’—a theme that provides a useful comparative approach for historians and ethnographers alike. Potential for future research is also briefly discussed.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Informa UK Limited
ISSN: 1096-1151
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Religion in cathedrals: pilgrimage, heritage, adjacency, and the politics of replication in Northern EuropeAH/L015005/1Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Keywords: Cathedrals; heritage; pilgrimage; juxtaposition; adjacency; replication; Reformation; England
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology > Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 58038
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 09:42
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 10:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58038
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