Dr. Kip Redick is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Christopher Newport University. Professional interests include pilgrimage studies, spiritual journey, spirituality of place, media ecology; visual, religious, and environmental rhetoric; and film studies. His specific research interest centers on the study of wilderness trails as sites of spiritual journey. Among his publications are:
“Spiritual Rambling: Long Distance Wilderness Sojourning as Meaning-Making.” Journal of Ritual Studies, Vol. 30/Num. 2/2016: 41-52.
“Profane Experience and Sacred Encounter: Journeys to Disney and the Camino De Santiago.” Environment, Space Place, Vol. 5/Issue 1/ Spring 2013: 46- 72.
“Wilderness as Axis Mundi: Spiritual Journeys on the Appalachian Trail,” Symbolic Landscapes, Springer, 2009: 65-90.
“Wilderness and Communitas: Pilgrims on the Appalachian Trail,” Visual Impact, Hampton Press, 2009: 45-62.
“Feet Forbidden Here.” Environment, Space, Place, Vol. 1/Fall 2009: 7-26.