RL 271 - Paths of the Sacred: Pilgrimage in Religious Traditions and its Evolution in Europe

This course follows the study of the historical, phenomenological and cultural dimensions of the religious pilgrimage as one of the most representative manifestations of the spiritual traditions of humanity. The subject takes a tour of this religious phenomenon in three stages, which includes both the most universal perspective and the particular cases of the different pilgrimages of the group of universalist religions: anthropological and phenomenological foundation of the pilgrimage; exposition of the most important pilgrimages of the monotheistic universalist religions and their significance for these traditions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam); the most important European Christian pilgrimages and, especially, the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Jewish, Muslim and Christian pilgrimages will guide us through the history, doctrine and art of their respective religious traditions.

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