The authoritative, unforgettable biography of Martin Luther, the great religious leader, who entered a monastery as a youth and who, as a man, shattered. Donor challenge: For only 2 more days, a generous supporter will match your donations 2-to Triple your impact! Dear Internet Archive. Bainton published Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther in As of , it is still in print. Kenneth Scott.

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Four stars baintno content and for the Audible readermaybe minus a star for minutiae. Copyrights Here I Stand: While Wycliffe was a scholar, Luther was just a smart and stubborn monk.

When I came to read about Martin Luther, I can recall the book, the rolznd, the sunlight AND the dawning that I totally agreed with himmy own Reformation had already begun but now I found I had allies I never expected.

The Terror of the Holy. Invitation to the Classics.

So, Martin Luther, the great reformer, was also a foremost denier of science — not atypical of churchmen in his time. Luther faces trials, the need to hide, and the fear of martyrdom.

As ofit baibton still in print. Here I Stand I. Wycliffe died before he could be tried and convicted but the Roman church fathers were not happy with his work; he and his body of work were eventually condemned by the church, post-mortem.


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Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland H. Bainton

A Life of Martin Luther in Many other biographies that I’ve read are styled and narrated better. Some fellow Christians, whom I respect, would of course disagree with some or all of these views; but they do represent my honest principal take-aways from the book. Jan 22, Philip Mcduffie rated it it was amazing Shelves: But, history is never truly told that way. Everyone has their opinion.

Roland Bainton

Having stane raised in a Lutheran denomination originally founded by German immigrants, I naturally heard plenty about Luther as a child and teen in church and parochial school for five yearsthough what I heard tended to be a hagiographic version of his life and a simplistic and uncritical distillation of his thought. Attitude to the Jews.

The author doesn’t employ footnotes, but he bases his text solidly on substantial acquaintance with primary and secondary sources, and documents the provenance of quotations by page number and line in a roughly page list of references in the back.

The Merits of the Saints. The scope of Luther’s life is staggering. He disagrees with the practice of the Pope in granting indulgences. A Life of Martin Lutherwhich sold more than a million copies, and The Reformation of the Sixteenth Centuryboth of which were widely used as textbooks.

Here I Stand

Account Options Sign in. Behemoth, Leviathan, and the Great Waters Rivals: View all 30 comments. I was a bit frustrated with it though. Luther starts to change the way he views many spiritual matters. Bainton’s program is to relate and preserve the good in Luther’s life and rolandd.


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The Invitation heree Come Back. The influence of the man on is people was deepest in the home. Oh, one more thing: It was therefore helpful for me to learn just how chaotic the reformation was for him.

Accused of heresy and threatened with excommunication and death, Luther maintained his bold stand and refused to recant. Tell me why, Bainton, I should be reading about Luther.

Martin Luther entered a monastery as a youth and as a man shattered the structure of the medieval church. One glaring niggle is Bainton’s claim for authenticity regarding Luther’s famous ‘Here I stand, I can do no other’ at the Diet of Worms.

View all 7 comments. His demand that the authority for doctrine and practice be Scriptures, rather than Rloand or Councils, echoed around the baiton and ignited the Great Reformation. While he claims to want to show the man behind the myth, he cannot help but perpetuate the myth in his writing.

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