Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Series Foreword

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pp. ix-xii

Everyday practices matter for Christian faith. Our ordinary routines—eating, cooking, working, walking, shopping, playing, and parenting—are responses to the life God gives to the world. Christian faith claims that the ordinary materials and practices of human life are graced by God’s presence: ...

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Preface

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pp. xiii-xiv

As long as human beings have walked the earth, we have traveled. For the vast majority of that time, we have traveled by foot—in search of a new home and opportunities, in order to flee persecution, or simply to explore other places. ...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-6

Millions of people travel every day, for what seem to be millions of reasons. Travel takes many different forms. Some travel for pleasure, others for work, and many more travel in order to find work and a better life. Moreover, there are different travel movements under way in our time. ...

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1: Experiences on the Road: Travel, Tourism, and Migration

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pp. 7-24

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrowmindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”1 ...

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2: The Judeo-Christian Traditions on the Road: Theological Reflections on Travel

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pp. 25-48

“We often grasp more about God on a walk than through a book.”1 Thus begins theologian Frederick Herzog’s book God-Walk. While theology today is for the most part oblivious to it, this wisdom reverberates throughout the Judeo-Christian traditions. ...

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3: Pilgrims and Vagabonds: Challenges from the Road

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pp. 49-72

Pilgrimage, vagabonding, and tourism are ways of travel that have distinct histories but often seem to overlap in the contemporary world. Nevertheless, there is something distinctive about pilgrimage and vagabonding that is worth exploring, especially in light of our investigations of travel from a Christian theological perspective. ...

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4: Beyond Religious Tourism: Traveling Alternatively

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pp. 73-92

As tourism keeps growing, so does what some have called “religious tourism.” Religious tourism shares in many of the same opportunities and problems of tourism, yet the problems of tourism can be seen more clearly here, and as we deal with these problems, we might discover a few additional opportunities ...

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5: Travel as Theological and Political Acts of Resistance and Reconstruction: Conclusions

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pp. 93-108

In Travel as Political Act, the well-known travel journalist Rick Steves discusses some of the political underpinnings of travel. Steves argues that travel can help Americans develop a better understanding of the interconnectedness of the contemporary world and of their own place in it. ...

Notes

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pp. 109-116

Suggestions for Further Reading

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pp. 117-118

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Reader's Guide

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pp. 119-120

Recall some of your own travel experiences. Which of them have helped you broaden your horizons the most? What was it about those particular experiences that invited you to broaden your horizons? ...