Authenticity and the Cyber Pilgrim

dc.contributor.authorXiarhos, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.description.abstractPilgrimage is a spiritual-physical act done by adherents of every major faith system. Complicating the traditional pilgrimage ethos is the so-called virtual pilgrimage: a concept that I argue is not a product of modernity nor an act of the spiritually unmotivated, but rather something that was conceptually born in the fifteenth century as a response to feelings of ultimate devotion. The works of Felix Fabri illustrate how a potential pilgrim may “be out there” without ever stepping foot on an actual pilgrim road. This practice is becoming more commonplace due to advancements in the Internet and virtual reality. Thus humanity may have reached a point at which online pilgrimage or online faith worship could challenge more traditional formations of faith and practice. |Keywords: pilgrimage, cyber pilgrimage, online, Felix Fabri, virtual realityen_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.titleAuthenticity and the Cyber Pilgrimen_US
dc.title.workJournal of Religion & Societyen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
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