In Here I Walk, scholar and author Andrew Wilson shares the story of his remarkable pilgrimmage in 2010, where he walked in the footsteps of Martin Luther from Erfurt, Germany to Rome. Accompanied by his wife Sarah, they walked a thousand miles in seventy days. This volume will prove to be an enjoyable read, filled with history, and spiritual and theological reflection.
A Thousand-Mile Pilgrimage with Martin Luther
In 2010, Andrew Wilson and his wife, Sarah, walked in the footsteps of Martin Luther, re-creating his famous pre-Reformation pilgrimage from Erfurt to Rome. Their trek was well publicized, with coverage in the Christian Century, First Things, the Wall Street Journal, and Books & Culture. They were also interviewed by travel expert Rick Steves on his popular radio program. As they walked their journey of a thousand miles over seventy days, thousands of readers followed along on the Wilsons' blog.
This engaging narrative brings readers along as Andrew and Sarah traverse Europe, visiting sites such as Coburg Castle, Ulm's Münster, the Alps, Milan, Florence, and Rome. Their journey provides a unique window into the history of the Protestant Reformation and a creative entryway into the life of Luther. The book also reflects on the contemporary ecumenical significance of the events of the Reformation, exploring what the changes of the past 500 years mean for the Christian present and future.
Beautifully written and enjoyable to read, Here I Walk offers a unique combination of firsthand travel narrative, fascinating explorations in history, and theological and spiritual reflection. Pictures, maps, and an afterword by Sarah Hinlicky Wilson are included.
Andrew L. Wilson (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is a traveler, author, and scholar who has spoken and written on a wide variety of subjects, from Bartolomé de las Cases to hiking shoes. Thousands of readers followed his seventy-day, thousand-mile trek with Sarah Hinlicky Wilson from Erfurt, Germany, to Rome from August to October 2010 via their popular blog. The Wilsons were also interviewed by travel expert Rick Steves and featured in articles in The Christian Century, First Things, the Wall Street Journal, and Books & Culture. After seven and a half years living in Strasbourg, France, Wilson now makes his home in St. Paul, Minnesota.