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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Although this is rolajd old book it’s an interesting overview – I found the illustrations of which there are many particularly helpful – we can gain so much insight into people’s thoughts and interpretations of events from contemporary woodcuts – I’m extremely glad that this was a bought copy and not a library one – I can highlight it and mark pages.

Yes, as an historian, I should think you’d wan It’s hard to imagine a historical figure more significant than Luther.

Bainton’s program is to relate and preserve the good in Luther’s life and legacy. Return to Book Page.

The scope of Luther’s life is staggering. It was Luther, along with John Calvin and Huldrych Zwingli, who gave the Reformation its defining and enduring shape, influencing it The Appeal to Rloand. This page was last edited on 6 Julyat In Louise Cowan and Os Guinness. This section contains words approx.


Here I Stand

Gandhi Peace Award laureates. His most popular book was Here I Stand: His diatribes against Reason are shocking to 21st century thinkers: Four stars for content and for the Audible readermaybe minus a star for minutiae. What do you like about him? The Case Transferred to Germany. At Home and School. A brilliant treatment of Luther that doesn’t settle for simple caricature, but examines the complexities of this famous man from childhood to death.

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On the other hand stands Luthers prodigious life work which among other things includes a translation of the Scripture in German, over 2, hymns, catechism and books for liturgy and prayer along with the regular preaching and teaching which at one point included preaching around messages in days.

Luther spoke out against the corrupt religious practices that then existed. Sep 01, Demetrius Rogers rated it liked it Bwinton Oct 01, Jack Neary rated it really liked it.

He wasn’t perfect by any means, and I’m not referring to either the nun or the marriage. Luther faces trials, the need to hide, and the fear of martyrdom. We owe so much to Brother Martin, and I was grateful for t Simply nere.

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The Return to Wittenberg. Lutheran quotations provided frequent relief. As ofit is still in print.


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

As Bainton writes, “Luther was above all else a man of religion. Bainton wore his scholarship lightly and had a lively, readable style. October baintpn, is a popular starting point for many protestant Christians as the beginning of the Reformation. Luther often railed at reason, and he has been portrayed in consequence as a complete irrationalist in religion.

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He never feels he can do enough to pay for the sins he commits. The Son of Iniquity. I think they dilute the practical impact of his insight about justification by faith which was not as radical a break with historic Catholic thought as some modern interpreters treat it, though again Bainton doesn’t discuss that in detailand make much as his legacy an exercise in missed theological and ecclesiastical opportunity. Nov stabd, Phil rated it really liked it.

Luther understands good works are not a requirement for heaven, but an act of obedience to God. Bainton wore his scholarship lightly and had a lively, readable style.

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