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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View all 8 comments. A brilliant treatment of Luther that doesn’t settle for simple caricature, but examines the complexities of this famous man from childhood to death.

We see the anxieties of Luther, who lived for rolamd as an exile in A brilliant treatment of Luther that doesn’t settle for simple caricature, rolahd examines the complexities of this famous man from childhood to death. Luther was, needless to say, in the pay of the aristocratic class he so felt he belonged to. Carlstadt The Revolutionary Saints: It contains many quotes from Luther and his contemporaries which help to give the book a sense of relevance.

It’s a full-length biographical treatment, going back to Baintom childhood, as far as we know of it, carrying through to his death inand assessing his postmortem influence. Enjoyable to read, Here I Stand is an accessible and enjoyable read on someone that we, as Christians, owe much to. As ofit is still in print.

Here I Stand: a Life of Martin Luther Summary & Study Guide

Other editions – View all Here I Stand: It also contains so valuable a bibliography as to render needless an extended one in this chapter. At times, I found Bainton’s writing style a bit bland.


Dear God, this is too much. Bainton also explains extremely well the interplay of stanr historical and social forces at the time; Luther was the right man for the hour. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At the end of the book the reader is treated to brief sections on Luther’s preaching, his hymns, his prayers and his depression. Anyone interested in either general or church history.

This is a nice beginning biography of one of the world’s most remarkable men. Although few actions have changed the world as much as Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg, it was barely mentioned in my formal education.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And later when I heard my new mate labelled as “a Wolf in Sheep’s clothing” by one of our priests my former Novice Master as it happened in his Sunday Sermon to a trusting and ignorant congregation, I was furious as only passionate youth can be.


For example, the famous quote, from which Bainton gets his title and his closing limes “Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise.

Follow Us on Facebook. Against the Execrable Bull of Antichrist. Bainton’s father was a pacifist, and he himself married a Quaker. Briskly paced, exciting read. Luther spoke out against the corrupt religious practices that then existed. It is a book that sums up the rolan if the great reformer and how he set the wheels u motion to reform the church. Luther spends his time preaching, speaking, teaching, reading, writing, studying, counseling, and serving God’s people.


I experienced Bainton’s book via the Audible route, as I am wont to do these days for a banton of non-fiction, and though the minutiae of a good deal of ML’s idiosyncratic takes on religion became, at times, more whelming than I had the ears for, still, I have to say that his basic premises made sense, and despite what was probably a pretty annoying way of going about things no doubt necessarily, given bainfon the Popes were distracted by selling all those indulgencesthe guy stuck to his guns, made his points, and jump started a Reformation.

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. View the Study Pack. The Onslaught The Indulgence for St. This is a good book of a great man. Get Here I Stand: