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Encountering the SacredThe Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity$
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Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520241916

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520241916.001.0001

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Local versus Central Pilgrimage

Local versus Central Pilgrimage

(p.184) 5 Local versus Central Pilgrimage
Encountering the Sacred


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Philonexus' assertion marks a pronounced shift of perception, in which monasteries—“heaven on earth”—have become a new center of pilgrimage sites, such as those in Jerusalem and local centers. The boundaries of the Christian holy man's influence extended beyond the fringes of his own faith to include adherents of other religions. The religious affiliation of the holy man for the Ishmaelites was of no significance; they required only his services. If pilgrimage was also a journey into one's identity, then it was fully realized by those who during the pilgrimage to a holy man converted to Christianity once they had seen Theodoret and heard his preaching. The holy men were thus the new apostles. Theodoret pursues to prove his heroes' authority and credibility by rooting their acts in the Christian tradition. All these holy men were thus in the same rank as the apostles and prophets.

Keywords:   Philonexus, Ishmaelites, Theoderet, holy man, prophets

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