Why did Martin Luther Hate Pilgrimage to Camino de Santiago?

Why did Martin Luther and other Reformers critique pilgrimages like Camino de Santiago so harshly? Why did they think Christians shouldn’t make these journeys? In this video I analyze some of Martin Luther’s writings on pilgrimage to gain lessons for making pilgrimage to Santiago in 2021. With Camino de Santiago making such a strong resurgence in the last 20 years, this is a good time to learn from Christian theologians of the past. His arguments probably won’t be very convincing for secular pilgrims.

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