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Places in Motion: The Fluid Identities of Temples, Images, and Pilgrims

Jacob N. Kinnard


The chapters that make up this book examine the complex dynamics of certain religiously charged places. These chapters analyze several important shared and contested pilgrimage places—Ground Zero and Devils Tower in the United States, Ayodhya and Bodhgaya in India, Karbala in Iraq—and asks of each a set of broad questions: What and who has made them important, and why? How are they shared? How and why are they contested? What is at stake in their contestation? How are the particular identities of place and space established? How is individual and collective identity intertwined with space and ... More

Keywords: Buddhism, comparative religion, Ground Zero, identity, India, pilgrimage, sacred space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199359653
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359653.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacob N. Kinnard, author
Iliff School of Theology