New Publication: ‘Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals: Past, Present, and Future’, edited by Dee Dyas and John Jenkins

Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals looks at England’s cathedrals and their relationship with pilgrimage throughout history and in the present day. The volume brings together historians, social scientists, and cathedral practitioners to provide groundbreaking work, comprising a historical overview of the topic, thematic studies, and individual views from prominent clergy discussing how they see pilgrimage as part of the contemporary cathedral experience.

Find out more about the book here.

Table of Contents:

Pilgrimage and Cathedrals in Early Medieval Britain, Jonathan M. Wooding

Pilgrimage and Cathedrals in the Later Middle Ages, Eamon Duffy

Visiting England’s Cathedrals from the Reformation to the Early Nineteenth Century, Ian Atherton

Pilgrimage and Cathedrals in the Victorian Era, Elizabeth Macfarlane

Pilgrimage and Cathedrals from the 1900s to the Present Day, Michael Tavinor

The Multivalent Cathedral, Simon Coleman and John Jenkins

Cathedrals, Community, and Identity, John Jenkins and Tiina Sepp

The Role of Sensory Engagement with Place, Past, and Present, Dee Dyas

Leaving and Taking Away: Cathedrals and Material Culture, Marion Bowman and John Jenkins

Canterbury and Becket Today, Christopher Irvine

Pilgrimage and Cathedrals Today, Michael Tavinor

Cultivating Pilgrimage to Westminster Cathedral, Mark Langham

Pilgrimage, Cathedrals and Shrines Today, John Inge

About the Editors:

Dee Dyas is a Reader in the History of Christianity at the University of York, UK.
John Jenkins is a Research Associate and Teaching Fellow at the University of York, UK.

Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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