Pilgrimage: An Encyclopedia (2 vol. set)
Publisher: ABC-CLIO | ISBN: 1576070042 | edition 2002 | PDF | 802 pages | 11,4 mb
The 600-plus alphabetically arranged encyclopedia is more representative than exhaustive, giving "greatest emphasis to pilgrimage sites with the widest range and inclusiveness and the longest duration." Examples include Gettysburg, Graceland, Lenin's Tomb, Lourdes, Masada, and Mecca. Major religious traditions, among them Buddhism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Hinduism, Jainism, Judaism, Native American religions, Protestantism, and Roman Catholicism, are treated in respect to the role of pilgrimage. There are also entries for people, concepts, and other topics important to pilgrimage; for example, Apparitions; Indulgences; Peron, Eva Duarte de. Ranging in length from a paragraph or two to several pages, entries are generally thorough and uniformly well written, with good documentation (including Web addresses when appropriate).