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Pilgrimage as Spiritual Practice: A Handbook for Teachers, Wayfarers, and Guides
Jeffrey Bloechl, André Brouillette
Excerpt from book chapter: "For nearly a millennium, pilgrims have made their way to Santiago de Compostela to visit the tomb of Saint James. These pilgrims initially journeyed from the Iberian Peninsula and then greater Europe, establishing over a dozen routes to reach the northwestern city in modern-day Galicia, a province of Spain. These routes followed established pathways connecting urban hubs, ports, and trade channels. While the number of pilgrims rose steadily in the Middle Ages through the Renaissance, the popularity of pilgrimage mirrored that of the Catholic Church and began to wane with the onset of the Enlightenment. It is not until the late twentieth century that we begin to see the Camino's revitalization and then a boom in participation in the first decades of this century..."
This chapter "This Is the Way: Faculty on the Camino de Santiago" by Benjamin I. Boone and James P. Barber from the book "Pilgrimage as Spiritual Practice: A Handbook for Teachers, Wayfarers, and Guides" (2022) is posted with permissions of the authors and the publisher Fortress Press. The book can be purchased on the Fortress Press site here: https://www.fortresspress.com/store/productgroup/2047/Pilgrimage-as-Spiritual-Practice
Boone, Benjamin I. and Barber, James P., "This Is the Way: Faculty on the Camino de Santiago" (2022). School of Education Book Chapters. 56.