Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther (Abingdon Classics Series)

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther (Abingdon Classics Series)

by Roland H. Bainton
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Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther (Abingdon Classics Series) by Roland H. Bainton

Here is an outstanding modern contribution to religious literature - a vivid portrait of the man who, because of his unshakable faith in his God, helped to bring about the Protestant Reformation.

This is an authoritative, unforgettable biography of Martin Luther, the great religious leader, who entered a monastery as a youth and who, as a man, shattered the structure of the medieval church. Luther spoke out against the corrupt religious practices that then existed. His demand that the authority for doctrine and practice be Scriptures—rather than Popes or Councils—echoed around the world and ignited the Great Reformation. Accused of heresy and threatened with excommunication and death, Luther maintained his bold stand and refused to recant. In his crusade to eliminate religious abuses, he did more than any other man to establish the Protestant faith.

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ISBN-13: 9780687168958
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 01/28/1991
Series: Abingdon Classics Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Roland H. Bainton (1894–1984) was born in England and came to the United States in 1902. A recipient of many degrees, Dr. Bainton was a specialist in Reformation history. For many years he was Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale University. His other books include The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, The Travail of Religious Liberty, The Age of Reformation, and Christian Attitudes Toward War and Peace.

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Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bainton's biography of Luther should be on every Christian bookshelf. It gives a thorough but readable account of Luther's life and his role in the Reformation, as well as his impact on history. Even if you are not a Christian, if history interests you this book will be to your liking.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Veritas Press has highly recommended Roland Bainton's thrilling treatise on the life of Martin Luther, saying, "This book is considered the most readable biography on Luther in English. A vivid portrait of the man who, because of his unshakable faith in God, helped to bring about the Protestant Reformation." I read the book in college (over thirty years ago) to prepare for writing a paper on the works of Martin Luther. One does not have to agree with all of the theological conclusions reached by Luther to admire his willingness to stand up for his convictions and to appreciate his part in helping to pave the road to religious freedom. This is a powerful book that left a great impression on me.
lil_bit More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, very well written with an emphasis on Luther's life as well as the historical background of the period. It was written in the late 1800's, however it has enough relevance for even today.
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