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Pilgrim’s Progress

Last year, while I was roaming the Holy Land, I was reading Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods, a pricey book, but worth its weight in the gold of Ophir, thanks especially to the gorgeous essay by Wendy Pullan: “‘Intermingled until the End of Time’: Ambiguity as a Central Condition of Early Christian Pilgrimage.” My reading of that in situ led to a talk on the subject at my parish, and I’m expanding that talk for the pilgrim group that’s going to Rome next week with me and Scott Hahn.

That’s a windy way for me to begin to say that BMCR has posted a review of a book that promises an interesting follow-up to Pullan’s study: Benjamin H. Dunning’s Aliens and Sojourners: Self as Other in Early Christianity.