Nidaros Cathedral: a recreated pilgrim church

Nidaros Cathedral in the Norwegian city of Trondheim exemplifies the interplay of Caminoisation and heritagization in a Lutheran context. These processes converge in the recent establishment of pilgrimage in Norway which has made the cathedral an international pilgrim destination, thus reflecting it...

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Published in:Religion
Main Author: Mikaelsson, Lisbeth
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge [2019]
In:Religion
Year: 2019, Volume: 49, Issue: 1, Pages: 99-119
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Norway / Nidarosdom / Pilgrimage / Revival
Further subjects:B heritagization
B culturalization of church religion
B St Olav Ways
B magnetic pilgrim centre
B The Olav tradition
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Summary:Nidaros Cathedral in the Norwegian city of Trondheim exemplifies the interplay of Caminoisation and heritagization in a Lutheran context. These processes converge in the recent establishment of pilgrimage in Norway which has made the cathedral an international pilgrim destination, thus reflecting its medieval past when pilgrimage to St Olav's relic in the cathedral was widespread in Northern Europe. After sketching an overview of the cathedral's history and the establishment of the modern St Olav pilgrimage, analysis of current perceptions and use of the cathedral as a pilgrim church follows. An aim of the article is to elucidate strategic interests in the Church of Norway and touristic interests in the city of Trondheim involved in the pilgrimage development.
ISSN:1096-1151
Contains:Enthalten in: Religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/0048721X.2018.1515340