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Mute Sacrum. Faith and Its Relation to Heritage on Camino de Santiago

Faculty of Theology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
Religions 2020, 11(2), 70; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11020070
Received: 31 December 2019 / Revised: 28 January 2020 / Accepted: 30 January 2020 / Published: 4 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Faith in Spiritual and Heritage Tourism)
The problem of recognizing the true motivations of secular pilgrims is often experienced on the Camino de Santiago. The faith of pilgrims seems to be hidden under the cover of many behaviors of contemporary pilgrims. At the same time on the Camino de Santiago, there could be observed a significant change in how the sacred is perceived by pilgrims: their experience is more related to “time” or “relation/event”, than “place”. The clue is the correct notion of religiosity, which for Thomas Aquinas was not a set of contents, but the relation to the ultimate end. In this light, the heritage can speak and manifest its message, when the relation is reestablished. With this theological background, I will try to answer the main question about the explanatory dimension of faith, its relation to the meaning of heritage and art and I will offer two proposals for the renewal of the theological approach to pilgrimage. View Full-Text
Keywords: implicit pilgrimage; Camino de Santiago; faith; theology of pilgrimage; Thomas Aquinas implicit pilgrimage; Camino de Santiago; faith; theology of pilgrimage; Thomas Aquinas
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Roszak, P. Mute Sacrum. Faith and Its Relation to Heritage on Camino de Santiago. Religions 2020, 11, 70.

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