There is another craze very much in vogue these days, still borrowed from ancient times: the belief in amulets and talismans. First of all, there is a difference between amulets and talismans. Thus, amulets are used for protection and preventing diseases or other dangers, or any other kind of harm. Talismans are used to attract [...]
The Latin work for pilgrim, “peregrinus”, had the current meaning of traveler to the holy lands, for devotional purposes. This has started from the Old and New Testament and especially from the Letter to Diognet (2nd century) according to which the Christian believer belongs to his celestial homeland. As far as practicing pilgrimage before the [...]This entry was posted in christianity, religions and tagged Christ, Christian, Diognet, Egyptians, Letter, New Testament, Old, peregrinus, Pilgrimage The Latin. Bookmark the permalink.