Bibles and Baedekers
Tourism, Travel, Exile and God
By (author) Michael Grimshaw
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Bibles and Baedekers by Michael Grimshaw
Book DescriptionContemporary 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845530686
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Imprint: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Bibles and Baedekers, Paperback (June 2008)» View all books by Michael Grimshaw
Seeks to re-read the modern issues of movement, location, identity and God from the insights of texts on tourism, travel and exile. This book aims to show that both tourist and traveller represent modernist theological positions, sure of what they can and will experience, and sure of the sense of gaining a new identity out of movement.
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Author Biography - Michael Grimshaw
Michael Grimshaw is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has co-edited two volumes of New Zealand spiritual verse and published on the intersections of religion and contemporary culture. His research focuses on issues of location, identity and representation in postmodernity.
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