A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith (Paperback)

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Tracing an ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome, the bestselling and “virtuosic” (The Wall Street Journal) writer explores the past and future of Christianity

Moved by his mother’s death and his Irish Catholic family’s complicated history with the church, Timothy Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers to force a reckoning with his own beliefs. He embarked on a thousand-mile pilgrimage through the theological cradle of Christianity, exploring one of the biggest stories of our time: the collapse of religion in the world that it created. Egan sets out along the Via Francigena, once the major medieval trail leading the devout to Rome, and makes his way overland via the alpine peaks and small mountain towns of France, Switzerland and Italy.

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Tracing an ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome, the bestselling and “virtuosic” (The Wall Street Journal) writer explores the past and future of Christianity

Moved by his mother’s death and his Irish Catholic family’s complicated history with the church, Timothy Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers to force a reckoning with his own beliefs. He embarked on a thousand-mile pilgrimage through the theological cradle of Christianity, exploring one of the biggest stories of our time: the collapse of religion in the world that it created. Egan sets out along the Via Francigena, once the major medieval trail leading the devout to Rome, and makes his way overland via the alpine peaks and small mountain towns of France, Switzerland and Italy.

Making his way through a landscape laced with some of the most important shrines to the faith, Egan finds a modern Canterbury Tale in the chapel where Queen Bertha introduced Christianity to pagan Britain; parses the supernatural in a French town built on miracles; and journeys to the oldest abbey in the Western world, founded in 515 and home to continuous prayer over the 1,500 years that have followed.

A thrilling journey, a family story, and a revealing history, A Pilgrimage to Eternity looks for our future in its search for God.

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ISBN 9780735225251
Length (cm) 13.0000
Width (cm) 36.0000
Height (cm) 21.0000
Publisher Penguin Putnam Inc
Publication Date Jun 16, 2020
Pages (number) 384
Genre Religion & Spirituality
Author Timothy Egan
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Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews

“If this book doesn’t quite settle the question of belief for you, it will at least fortify your faith in scrupulous reporting and captivating storytelling…Egan is so well informed, he starts to seem like the world’s greatest tour guide...Reading it, you feel yourself in the presence of goodness — the kind you might simply have to decide to believe in.” — The New York Times

"Egan is an erudite author with a flair for catching the magic in his 10-week journey. His writing is thoughtful, expressive and visceral...this book was a joy to read." — The Washington Post

"It’s a trail mix of the personal, historical and even gastronomical…full of history-buff-pleasing asides."Star Tribune

"From the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, a pilgrimage to find religion—or truth, or the way—that pleasingly blends memoir, travelogue, and history. ...Finding people and places warm and welcoming in each village and city, allowing himself to be amazed, lingering to rest blistered feet, and discovering soul-stirring spots--all this kept Egan pushing on, and readers will be thankful for his determination. A joy and a privilege to read." — Kirkus, Best Book of 2019

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