Walking the Camino

- a modern pilgrimage to Santiago

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Walking the Camino
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Format:
Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
06-07-2013
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
320
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In May 2006, armed only with a small rucksack and a staff, Tony Kevin, an overweight, sedentary, 63-year-old former diplomat, set off on an eight-week trek across Spain. But this was not just a very long walk - it was a pilgrimage. Tony followed the Camino Mozarabe and the Via de la Plata, two of the many pilgrim trails that crisscross Spain and Portugal and that all lead to a single destination. Every day towards noon, hundreds of hot, tired, and dusty pilgrims stream into Santiago Cathedral for the daily Pilgrim's Mass. What, in our busy, materialistic 21st century, is this apparently anachronistic phenomenon all about? What drives tens of thousands of people of all nationalities and creeds to make long, exhausting walks across the cold mountains and hot tablelands of Spain, to take part finally in a medieval Christian liturgy of spiritual renewal and reconciliation with God? Walking the Camino beautifully captures the flavour of this epic journey, and is filled with fascinating observations and anecdotes about contemporary Spain. It is also a profound personal meditation on the nature of modern life.

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Udgivelsesdato:
06-07-2013
ISBN13:
9781921372339
Vægt:
265 g
Dybde:
20 mm
Bredde:
128 mm
Højde:
198 mm
Format:
Paperback
Udgave:
New edition
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse In May 2006, armed only with a small rucksack and a staff, Tony Kevin, an overweight, sedentary, 63-year-old former diplomat, set off on an eight-week trek across Spain. But this was not just a very long walk - it was a pilgrimage. This book captures the flavour of this journey, and is filled with observations and anecdotes about Spain.PRIZES:Winner of ACT Book of the Year Award (Australia).

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