Bibles and Baedekers

Bibles and Baedekers

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Contemporary tourism and travel have become a form of religion, a new opiate of the masses. However, could Church and theology be religious forms of tourism and travel? 'Bibles and Baedekers' offers a theology of tourism and exile for a modern and postmodern world. It examines the ways in which location, identity and movement have made use of religious texts and metaphor and questions the relative absence of secular texts and ideas in theology. The theology of the tourist and traveller is one of new experiences, the acquisition of identity through movement. 'Bibles and Baedekers' uniquely applies this to the postmodern Christian, embodying the fulfilment of Bonhoeffer's 'religionless Christianity', dislocated from both a secular and 'religious' world.This occurs in a selfreflexiveturn with the rupture ofthe shortcircuit quotation. ... Theattempt toleave home becomes, in many ways, eitheran attemptto remake home and self(images), or a rejection of home and the contextual self in pursuit of anbsp;...


Title:Bibles and Baedekers
Author: Michael Grimshaw
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-12-05
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