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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The Bull Seeks Luther. Jan 17, Bill rated it liked it Shelves: Luther often railed at reason, and he has been portrayed in consequence as a complete irrationalist in religion. And yet he was what he was. Bainton introduced me to the complex issues of religion, politics, and history needed to comprehend the daring and the significance of Luther’s baintn against the Catholic Church. Apr 01, Pages Buy.

Everyone has their perspective. Luther starts to change the way he views many spiritual matters. One of Luther’s greatest accomplishments is that of translating the entire Bible into the German language, which affects the translation of the English version. Its nice to have a new non dogeared copy Read full review. View the Study Pack. Want to Read saving….


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

We see Luther’s incredible courage, as well as his lack of concern for earthly organization or balance of powers that was a stumbling block to him. He is committed to prayer, fasting, vigils, preaching, and teaching to standd point of exhaustion. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. At Home and School. The latter portion of the book contains a comparatively brief, but helpful, overview of Luther’s Bible, his reform of the liturgy and music especially congregational song!

I rated this book 3 of 5 possible stars. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Here I Stand: On the other hand stands Luthers prodigious life banton which among other things includes a translation of the Sc After reading The Unquenchable Flame, I had to re-read this biography of Luther. 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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The writing is just okay and I bogged down at times with Bainton’s geo-political rambling. Luther spoke out against the corrupt religious practices that then existed.


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The Wild Boar in the Vineyard. The weaknesses only help us see better the greatness of the God Luther served instead of glorifying the man. So, Martin Bere, the great reformer, was also a foremost denier of science — not atypical of churchmen in his time.

Luther Before the Diet. 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 Jere doesn’t discuss that in detailand make much as his legacy an exercise in missed theological and ecclesiastical opportunity.

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther

How are we to judge Luther in our modern age of religious fundamentalism? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Perhaps this is because to understand Luther you must understand the development of Luther’s thought worldview before you consider any of his life’s consequences. Have we got to become such idiots? As ofit is still in print.