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Bibles and Baedekers

Tourism, Travel, Exile and God, 1st Edition

By Michael Grimshaw


288 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: The Tourist: Popular Piety and Practice as a Package Deal Chapter 2: The Traveller: Modernist and Orthodox Theology as Interpretive Experience Chapter 3: The Exile: This Location = Dislocation Chapter 4: No City of God… Chapter 5: Rethinking Location and Christology Conclusion

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General