Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Walking Where Jesus WalkedAmerican Christians and Holy Land Pilgrimage$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 26 July 2021

Knowing the Holy Land

Knowing the Holy Land

Sunday School Lessons and the Six O’Clock News

Chapter:
(p.29) 1 Knowing the Holy Land
Source:
Walking Where Jesus Walked
Author(s):

Hillary Kaell

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814738368.003.0002

Drawing on archival research, this chapter outlines multiple imagined Holy Lands in the Halbwachsian sense: the collective representations in Sunday school lessons, travel narratives, and news media that have colored American Christians' impressions since childhood. Few studies of contemporary pilgrimage offer the overview given here, but it seems an obvious place to begin since this book is an interdisciplinary endeavor and thanks to historians, there is a particularly rich set of sources detailing the production and circulation of Holy Land images between Europe, North America, and Palestine before World War I. The chapter also introduces a discussion about the role of tour industry producers: US companies, the Israel Ministry of Tourism, and local guides.

Keywords:   Holy Land, American Christians, pilgrimage, Sunday school, travel narratives, tour industry

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.