Pilgrimage and the Church Today

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Written by William G. Johnsson

Christian literature, whether devotional or scholarly, frequently makes reference to a pilgrimage motif. The idea of pilgrimage itself, however, is increasingly remote in western man’s thought: The modem concept is a vague amalgam of Pilgrim Fathers, Canterbury Tales, and Pilgrims Progress. 1 Consequently, allusions to pilgrimage lack precision.