Jerusalem Pilgrims and the Holy Cross in the Fourth Century

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Abstract

Pilgrimage is an important element of Christianity right from the start, being rooted in the Jewish religion. Pilgrimage to sites in the Holy Land develops strongly in the fourth century as the sites are made accessible and are adorned with sanctuaries by the Emperor. The Cross of Christ becomes an important object of devotion to pilgrims, but the story of its discovery is considered by many scholars as fiction. The article shows that careful source criticism reveals the story to be based on early Jerusalemitic tradition sanctioned by bishop Cyril of Jerusalem, while objections to its essential veracity are based on flimsier evidence and arguments.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Religionsvetenskap

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)57-79
TidskriftPatristica Nordica Annuaria
Volym27
StatusPublished - 2012
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördNej