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Pilgrimage and Faith: Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam

Raguin, Virginia C. And Dina Bangdel, with F. E. Peters

Published by Serindia Publications, Chicago, 2010
ISBN 10: 1932476482 / ISBN 13: 9781932476484
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Title: Pilgrimage and Faith: Buddhism, Christianity...

Publisher: Serindia Publications, Chicago

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good +

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Signed by one of the coauthors on the title page: "Virginia C. Raguin." Lavishly illustrated, on glossy stock; stiff paperback wraps with front and back flaps. Book is unmarked; spine uncreased; hinge crease to front wrap; light scratching, edgewear to back wrap; bottom front corner of book doesn't quite sit flat. Oversized--about 10-by-10 inches and 4 pounds. Mylar protected. Bookseller Inventory # 004695

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Synopsis: Pilgrimage and Faith: Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam explores pilgrimage as experienced in Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim faith communities. It addresses shared goals of personal development and communal solidarity as deep human needs. Unique in scope, this richly illustrated catalogue addresses religious diversity in a global perspective. Dating from the 12th century to the present day, ninety-five historical objects and mementos of present-day pilgrimages are beautifully presented in their context with a collection of essays by leading international scholars. Fine examples include sculptures in wood and limestone from France and copper and bronze from Tibet, a pilgrimage itinerary book from Japan, stained glass from the Middle Ages, a Renaissance enameled chalice from Italy, a lavish embellished Quran from Iran, and Islamic prayer scrolls in silver amulet casings. By studying objects of supreme artistic skill along with mass-produced objects and personal acquisitions such as stones or soil from the holy place, the scholars shed new light on the continuity of pilgrimage and faith the past and the present and the motivations and experiences of persons of all social strata. The exhibition starts at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA, then travels to the Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, the University of Richmond Art Museums, Richmond, VA, and finally the Rubin Museum of Art, New York City. This accompanying catalogue offers unique contributions that combine both general and specialist appeal an important addition to any private and public library. Edited by: Virginia C. Raguin, Dina Bangdel, with Francis E. Peters. Other contributors include: Najah Bazzy, Martin Brauen, Kerry Lucinda Brown, Megan Foster-Campbell, Edward Holgate, Krisadawan Hongladarom, Paula Gerson, Oleg Grabar, Toni Huber, Susan L. Huntington, Mitzi Kirkland-Ives, Jennifer M. Lee, Amanda Luyster, Alexander J. McNair, Anisa Mehdi, Mika Natif, David M. Perry, Kathryn M. Rudy, and Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis

Product Description: This book explores pilgrimage as experienced in Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim faith communities. It addresses shared goals of personal development and communal solidarity as deep human needs. Unique in scope, this richly illustrated catalogue addresses religious diversity in a global perspective. Dating from the 12th century to the present day, 95 historical mementos of pilgrimages provide the focal point for a collection of essays by leading international scholars. Fine examples include sculptures in wood and limestone from France, copper and bronze from Tibet, a pilgrimage itinerary book from Japan, stained glass from the Middle Ages, a Renaissance enamelled chalice from Italy, a lavish embellished Quran from Iran, and Islamic prayer scrolls in silver amulet casings. By studying objects of supreme artistic skill along with mass-produced objects and personal acquisitions such as stones or soil from the holy place, the scholars shed new light on the continuity of pilgrimage and faith, and human motivations and experiences.

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