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Holy Land Tourism: A Horseback Ride from Public Theology to Private Faith

Handasyde, Kerrie (2015) Holy Land Tourism: A Horseback Ride from Public Theology to Private Faith. Melbourne Historical Journal, 43 (1). pp. 101-111. ISSN 0076-6232

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Nineteenth-century Australians joined Protestants from around the world in travelling to the Holy Land. Believing that they knew and spiritually owned the land of the bible, religious tourists sought transformative encounter with Jesus and conclusive biblical and archaeological evidence for the foundations of faith. Disappointment often followed. This article works at the intersection of religious history and the emerging field of travel writing studies. It examines the accounts of a Melbourne-based preacher who travelled just once to the Holy Land, but twice published travelogues. Comparison between these two accounts highlights a literary transition from public theology to private faith.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Holy Land, Tourism
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: Pilgrim Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2019 05:53
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 05:53
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3794

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