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Can pilgrim traditions be compared? Some criteria for comparison: 1. Egeria (GRP) 2.Hsuan Tsang (KW) a journey to sacred places  inspired by religious devotion’
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Some criteria 1. Link with scripture 2. Sightseeing, landmarks 3. Relics 4. Asceticism, incl. food and sex 5. Community of travelers or of people visited 6. Ritual 7. Motivated by concerns for past, future, present
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Graceland, Tennessee
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1. Link with scripture
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2. Sightseeing, landmarks Christian Holy Land Rome Martyria, cult of the saints
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Abercius, bishop of  Hieropolis, travels to  Rome AD 216 ‘… The Shepherd sent me  to Rome to contemplate  majesty … I saw the land  of Syria and all its cities …  Nisibis when I crossed  over the Euphrates …  Faith led me forward  everywhere …’
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Thecla with St Paul, ivory, 5 th  century cf. section 22.1-23.6 on pages 140-41
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Shrine of St Thecla at Maloula, Syria, 5 th  century
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