With sound historical scholarship and penetrating insight, Roland Bainton examines Luther’s widespread influence. He re–creates the spiritual setting of the sixteenth century, showing Luther’s place within it and influence upon it. Richly illustrated with more than 100 woodcuts and engravings from Luther’s own time, Here I Stand dramatically brings to life Martin Luther, the great Reformer.
A specialist in Reformation history, Roland H. Bainton was for forty–two years Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale, and he continued his writing well into his twenty years of retirement. Bainton wore his scholarship lightly and had a lively, readable style. His most popular book was Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther (1950), which sold more than a million copies.
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A brilliant biography of the great reformer, Martin Luther, that doesn’t settle for simple caricature, but examines the complexities of this famous man from childhood to death in a vivid and well–rounded manner. The story is told with passion and zest, as Bainton captures the central dynamic of the Reformation and the primary battle within Luther’s heart, namely, how to be right with God. Here I Stand is an outstanding choice for any reader interested in the life of Martin Luther and his impact on the world after him, and its sterling material explains why it is still found on the shelves of libraries, professors, pastors, and laypeople 60–odd years after its publication. Take up and read!
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