Session Title

Experiencing Pilgrimage

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Goliardic Society, Western Michigan Univ.

Organizer Name

Alisa Heskin

Organizer Affiliation

Western Michigan Univ.

Presider Name

Joshua Parks

Presider Affiliation

Western Michigan Univ.

Paper Title 1

Medieval Inner Pilgrimage: The Step-by-Step Journey of the Soul

Presenter 1 Name

Mary Maxine Browne

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Purdue Univ.

Paper Title 2

The Mountain and the Mediator: Christian Pilgrimage in Light of the Transfiguration

Presenter 2 Name

Lauren Beversluis

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Chicago

Paper Title 3

Temporal Transcendence and the Eternal Self in Late Medieval Pilgrimage

Presenter 3 Name

Logan Quigley

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Notre Dame

Start Date

9-5-2020 3:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 205

Description

Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages connected continents, spurred conflicts, and bolstered economies, but it also served as a means for individual devotion and divine grace. Kathryn Blair Moore’s 2017 book The Architecture of the Christian Holy Land draws attention to the ways in which Christian architecture served as a signal for pilgrim devotion. This session seeks to further this conversation, considering medieval pilgrimage from the pilgrims’ own perspectives and exploring how the material details of their journeys shaped their spiritual experience. We invite papers on the material, spiritual, cultural, geographical, and other experiential aspects of medieval pilgrimage. Papers can discuss pilgrimage as a human experience across multiple faith traditions and geographical regions, and approaches from all disciplines are welcome, including history, literary studies, art history, and religious studies.

Joshua Parks

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
May 9th, 3:30 PM

Experiencing Pilgrimage

Bernhard 205

Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages connected continents, spurred conflicts, and bolstered economies, but it also served as a means for individual devotion and divine grace. Kathryn Blair Moore’s 2017 book The Architecture of the Christian Holy Land draws attention to the ways in which Christian architecture served as a signal for pilgrim devotion. This session seeks to further this conversation, considering medieval pilgrimage from the pilgrims’ own perspectives and exploring how the material details of their journeys shaped their spiritual experience. We invite papers on the material, spiritual, cultural, geographical, and other experiential aspects of medieval pilgrimage. Papers can discuss pilgrimage as a human experience across multiple faith traditions and geographical regions, and approaches from all disciplines are welcome, including history, literary studies, art history, and religious studies.

Joshua Parks