• The Power of Perception: Authentic Inauthenticity of Christian Pilgrimage Sites in the Galilee

    Author(s):
    Matthew Hughes (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    Cultural heritage, Pilgrimage, Archaeology of Galilee, Early Christianity, Anthropology, Biblical archaeology
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Capernaum, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Site sacralization, Communitas
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M60C5T
    Abstract:
    This paper explores the intersection of empirical archaeological knowledge and historical tradition at sites in the Galilee. Tracing the accounts of the earliest pilgrims to the Holy Land, I examine how some sites in the Galilee came to be associated with Biblical events and how those associations, combined with modern archaeology, affect perceptions of these sites by modern pilgrims. I described these sites where traditional narratives are directly contested by modern archaeology as sites of 'authentic inauthenticity'. In many cases, modern archaeological evidence does little to dissuade pilgrims of the importance and meaning found at these sites.
    Notes:
    Paper presented at 2015 Semiotics Society of American Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.
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