Accepted paper:

Discussion I: What are Protestants looking for, and why choose pilgrimage?

Authors:

Marion Bowman (The Open University)

Paper short abstract:

This round table discussion invites contributions on three main issues: the contemporary appeal of pilgrimage for Protestants, the ecumenical/ community issues addressed by pilgrimage, and the heritagization implicit and explicit in contemporary Protestant Pilgrimage.

Paper long abstract:

This round table discussion, led by Marion Bowman, invites contributions on three main issues: The contemporary appeal of pilgrimage for Protestants, and the theological reasoning and reframing necessitated by this new/ renewed engagement with the phenomenon The ecumenical, reconciliation and community cohesion agendas being addressed through Protestant pilgrimage The issues of heritagization implicit and explicit in contemporary Protestant pilgrimage, and the extent to which these drive, inform, subvert or enhance Protestant pilgrimage.

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