Reader offers an overview of pilgrimage as a global phenomenon1 he descibes pilgrimages in all cultures and religions like santiago in spain or shikoku in japan tno the well ian reader is emeritus professor of religious studies at the university of manchester uk. In this absorbing look at the nature of the pilgrimage ian reader examines contemporary practices and beliefs in the context of historical development taking into account theoretical considerations of pilgrimage as a mode of activity and revealing how pilgrimages such as shikoku may change in nature over the centuries. Pilgrimage in the marketplace has 1 rating and 0 reviews the study of pilgrimage often centres itself around miracles and spontaneous populist activitie. Ian reader is professor of religious studies at lancaster university he was previously professor of japanese studies at the university of manchester and has worked at academic institutions in japan the uk denmark and hawaii his main research interests are on pilgrimage and on religion in the modern world. Pilgrimage a very short introduction very short introductions 1st edition by ian reader author visit amazons ian reader page find all the books read about the author and more see search results for this author are you an author
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