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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Bainton introduced me to the complex issues of religion, politics, and history needed to comprehend the daring and the significance of Luther’s rebellion against the Catholic Church. Anyone interested in either general or church history.

Stay in Touch Sign up. To be completely honest, Martin Luther hated the Jews. Apr 19, Chris Hall rated it liked it. Only John Calvin, who murdered more than two dozen people during his reign in Geneva, was more brutally rigid.

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And for sheer richness and exuberance of vocabulary and mastery of style he is to be compared only with Shakespeare.

Jun 28, Petra Eggs rated it liked it Shelves: This is not exactly a Christian sentiment, more one of the Eastern religions concept of dharma. For Though sometimes long in the tooth, this was quite an enjoyable readif you’re interested baintob the Luther or the Reformation that is.


Reason in the sense of logic he employed to the uttermost limits. And it made the thoroughness of his account a bit cold and sterile.

Roland Bainton

He begins to feel convicted that some of the practices of the Catholic Church are not right. Sep 12, Lawrence rated it really liked it. This study guide contains the following sections: The Son of Iniquity. To ask other readers questions about Here I Standplease sign up. I chose English and History. Oct 17, John Lowery rated it it was amazing.

Their arguments led Luther to come to despise Reason. Early on, it is evident Bainton admires Luther very much — maybe a bit too much to take an honest and well-rounded approach to Luther, the man, in toto. It may be a trial sent by God to test man, or an assault by the Devil to destroy man.

Account Options Sign in. His demanded that the authority for doctrine and practice be Scriptures, rather than Popes or Councils, echoed around the world and ignited the Great Reformation.

– Here I Stand by: Roland H. Bainton – Hendrickson Publishers

It’s hard to imagine a historical figure more significant than Luther. His blind adherence to literal interpretation of scripture completely clouded his innate ability to cogitate and evaluate secular ideas and theories. He could not have such profound insights if he had not experienced great assaults. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Luther is raised in a conservative and disciplined home and goes on to become a monk without his father’s initial blessing. With sound historical scholarship and penetrating insight, Roland Bainton examines Luther’s widespread influence.


Apr 01, Pages. Books by Roland H. I was a bit frustrated with it though. He believes in the priesthood of all believers. He has a large following in the United States.

How are we to judge Luther in our modern age of religious fundamentalism?

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther – Roland Herbert Bainton – Google Books

Want to Read saving…. 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.

Although this is an 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.

Its value, also, is acknowledged by Stwnd in the chapter notes on “Luther and the Rise and Spread of Lutheranism” see note on Here I Standthus, “An admirable popular brief summary by an outstanding specialist”. Luther spoke out against the corrupt religious practices that then existed.