Celtic pilgrimage, past and present: from historical geography to contemporary embodied practices

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dc.contributor.author Maddrell, Avril
dc.contributor.author Scriven, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-25T10:46:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-25T10:46:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-02
dc.identifier.citation Maddrell, A. and Scriven, R. (2016) 'Celtic pilgrimage, past and present: from historical geography to contemporary embodied practices', Social and Cultural Geography, 17(2), pp. 300-321. doi: 10.1080/14649365.2015.1066840 en
dc.identifier.volume 17 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 300 en
dc.identifier.endpage 321 en
dc.identifier.issn 1464-9365
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8859
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/14649365.2015.1066840 en
dc.description.abstract Perigrinatio, the Latin term for pilgrimage was at the heart of the medieval Celtic church, but was this was understood and practised not only as a journey to a shrine, but more broadly as a spiritual journey, which could lead to an isolated hermitage or peripatetic evangelistic mission. In this paper, we outline the beliefs and practices of the broad assemblage known as the Celtic church, particularly the interleaving of pilgrimage, asceticism and landscape poetics, and how these have informed continued and renewed pilgrimage practices to sites of the early Celtic church by particular denominations, ecumenical groups and those interested in broader spiritualities. These sacred mobilities are explored through vignettes of embodied-emotional-spiritual practices situated in the landscapes and faith communities of Lough Derg, Ireland and the Isle of Man. They share geographical marginality, a focus on multiple Celtic saints and an enduring belief in the immanence of God, expressed through embodied spiritual practice in the landscape. However, they differ widely in matters of institutionalised structure, regulation, discursive scripting and gendered hierarchy, reflecting situated and denominational preferences for the ascetic and aesthetic spiritual legacies of the medieval Celtic church. en
dc.description.abstract Perigrinatio, le terme latin pour pèlerinage était au cœur de l’église médiévale celtique mais il était compris et pratiqué non seulement comme un voyage vers un lieu saint, mais aussi plus généralement comme un voyage spirituel, qui pouvait mener à un ermitage isolé ou une mission évangéliste péripatétique. Dans cet article, nous présentons les grandes lignes des croyances et pratiques du vaste assemblage connu sous le nom de l’église celtique, en particulier l’entrelacement du pèlerinage, de l’ascétisme et des poésies du paysage et de la façon dont ils ont inspiré, continué et renouvelé les pratiques de pèlerinage vers des sites de l’église celtique primitive par certaines confessions, groupes œcuméniques et par ceux qui s’intéressent aux spiritualités au sens large. Ces mobilités sacrées sont explorées à travers des vignettes de pratiques émotionnelles-spirituelles incarnées situées dans les paysages et les communautés croyantes de Lough Derg en Irlande et sur l’île de Man. Elles partagent la marginalité géographique, une focalisation sur de nombreux saints celtiques et une croyance durable dans l’immanence de Dieu, exprimées à travers la pratique spirituelle incarnée dans le paysage. Toutefois, elles diffèrent considérablement dans les domaines de la structure institutionnalisée, de la règlementation, de l’écriture discursive et de la hiérarchie selon le sexe, reflétant des préférences situées et confessionnelles pour les héritages ascétiques et esthétiques spirituels de l’église celtique médiévale. fr
dc.description.abstract Perigrinatio, el término del latín para peregrinaje estaba en el corazón de la iglesia celta medieval, y se entendía y se practicaba no sólo como un viaje a un santuario, sino más ampliamente como un viaje espiritual, lo que podría conducir a una aislada ermita o misión de evangelización itinerante. En este trabajo se describen las creencias y las prácticas del amplio conjunto conocido como la iglesia celta, sobre todo la intercalación de la peregrinación, el ascetismo y la poética del paisaje, y cómo éstas han asistido a las prácticas de peregrinación renovadas y en curso a sitios de la iglesia celta temprana por grupos religiosos particulares, grupos ecuménicos y aquellos interesados en espiritualidades más amplias. Estas movilidades sagradas son exploradas a través de historias de prácticas corporales-emocionales-espirituales situadas en los paisajes y comunidades de fe de Lough Derg, Irlanda y la Isla de Man. Comparten marginalidad geográfica, un enfoque en múltiples santos celtas y una creencia duradera en la inmanencia de Dios, expresada a través de la práctica espiritual corpórea en el paisaje. Sin embargo, difieren ampliamente en cuestiones como la estructura institucional, regulación, escritura discursiva y jerarquía de género, lo que refleja preferencias situadas y grupales por legados espirituales ascéticos y estéticos de la iglesia celta medieval. es
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship); University College Cork (Department of Geography PhD Studentship Scheme); Geographical Society of Ireland (Postgraduate Fieldwork Bursary 2013) Arts and Humanities Research Council – Economic and Social Research Council (HOO9868/1) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Group en
dc.rights © 2016, the Authors. Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Religion en
dc.subject Landscape en
dc.subject Tradition en
dc.subject Cornwall en
dc.subject Scotland en
dc.subject Place en
dc.subject Celtic en
dc.subject Pilgrimage en
dc.subject Spiritualities en
dc.subject Embodied-mobilities en
dc.subject Pélerinage celtique fr
dc.subject Spiritualités fr
dc.subject Mobilités incarnées fr
dc.subject Paysage fr
dc.subject Celta peregrinaje es
dc.subject Espiritualidades es
dc.subject Movilidades corporales es
dc.subject Paisaje es
dc.title Celtic pilgrimage, past and present: from historical geography to contemporary embodied practices en
dc.title.alternative Pélerinage celtique, passé et présent: de la géographie historique aux pratiques incarnées contemporaines fr
dc.title.alternative Peregrinación celta, pasado y presente: desde la geografía histórica hacia las prácticas corporales contemporáneas es
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Richard Scriven, Geography, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: richard.scriven@ucc.ie en
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder University College Cork en
dc.contributor.funder Geographical Society of Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Arts and Humanities Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder Economic and Social Research Council en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Social and Cultural Geography en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress richard.scriven@ucc.ie en
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