Italy, Spain, France, and England
Medjugorje also influenced new apparition shrines in Italy, where moral change and church decline were being experienced as in most Western European nations. This context now forms the major challenge to which apparition cults react, rather than the socio-political strife of the first half of the century. Schio and Oliveto Citra were hillside towns where the most popular events occurred; Apolito’s anthropological work has documented thoroughly the latter and demonstrated the social dynamics of apparition fervour. The failure of Oliveto Citra to identify a major visionary did not stand in its favour, although Schio, with its single visionary, has not been approved either. The chapter concludes by looking at apparitions in the 1980s not influenced by Medjugorge, in Spain, France, and England. This establishes that there were more apparition streams in the 1980s than those originating in Medjugorje.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.