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Walking Where Jesus WalkedAmerican Christians and Holy Land Pilgrimage$
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Hillary Kaell

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780814738368

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814738368.001.0001

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The Long Voyage Home

The Long Voyage Home

Transformation and Rituals of Return

(p.160) 6 The Long Voyage Home
Walking Where Jesus Walked

Hillary Kaell

NYU Press

This chapter follows the pilgrims home. Drawing on scholarship that shows how discursive metaphor and material culture both express and constitute faith, it traces the narrative and material ways of “telling” that pilgrims use when they return. They are faced with the challenge of defining what it means to be transformed and how to make the Bible “come alive.” What, if any, practical changes result and how do they face disappointment? Much of the chapter delves into relationships. When pilgrims describe the trip, give gifts, and display souvenirs, they confirm their role as ritual experts, express a relationship with God, and hope to share that faith with the children, friends, and husbands they left behind.

Keywords:   Holy Land, American pilgrims, pilgrimage, discursive metaphor, material culture, faith

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