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Barnes, Ruth; Branfoot, Crispin
This book explores the role of pilgrimage in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and the religions that developed in India. It was written to coincide with an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (2006), but it is not a catalogue of the display. It is intended to be read independently, as it explores attitudes to pilgrimage in the different religions; it also includes accounts of individual pilgrimage, both historical and contemporary. Common themes emerge, regardless of religious affiliation. The departure from daily life is part of all pilgrimages. Along the way, the journey may lead past lesser shrines and sacred landscapes. The visit to the central shrine, the final goal of the journey, culminates in an intense spiritual experience. Reliquaries and souvenirs many help to hold on to this moment and transfer its power back into everyday life. Pilgrimage survives as an important aspect of religious awareness and identification to this day. 132pp.
Ashmolean Museum, 2006, Card Covers, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1854442155
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Inventory #21019
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 11.40 approx. - € 10.07 approx.)
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King, Dexter Scott; Wiley, Ralph
Dexter King was just seven years old when an assassin took his father Martin Luther King's life. The bond between father and son was a close one and for years afterwards Dexter was haunted by a memory of himself and his dad riding their bikes through Atlanta's streets and by his father's laugh as he romped with his family. Dexter tried to find courage in his father's example of selfless heroism but as his shattered childhood ripened into adolescence the weight of "the King legacy" pressed down more heavily. Kept at arms-length by schoolchildren unsure what to make of the son of a secular saint, afflicted with undiagnosed ADD and shell-shocked further by the murder of his grandmother, Dexter stumbled warily into adulthood. Ironically the wall that kept him from potential friends and girlfriends was sometimes a comfort - in distancing himself from others he lessened the chances of further loss. Only in his early thirties did he confront the legacy head-on, discovering what his father was trying to tell him - and us - about what really matters. Dexter Scott King's memoir is replete with insights into what families of "fallen heroes" must contend with, as well as intimate moments and fresh reflections on race in America. 312pp.
Warner Books, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Printing. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0446529427
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Inventory #25981
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 10.20 approx. - € 9.01 approx.)
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Edited By Millar, Robin
216pp.
The Falmer Press, 1989, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1850005079
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Inventory #28982
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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Horace; Brown, P. Michael
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Some underlining. Corners bumped. 194pp.
Aris & Phillips Ltd., 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprinted with Corrections. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0856685305
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Inventory #26287
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.00 approx. - € 10.60 approx.)
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McNeill, John J.
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. 213pp.
Beacon Press, 1988, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0807079030
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Inventory #26709
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.00 approx. - € 5.30 approx.)
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