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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As a work of some parts – the assessment of early capitalism, for example – reflect scholarly views now out of date. The Return to Wittenberg. Jan 10, Dwayne Smith rated it really liked it. The Wild Boar in tsand Vineyard. Account Options Sign in. Unlike Wycliffe, Hus was tried, convicted and burned at the stake in Martin Luther, Simonetta Carr, https: We owe so much to Brother Martin, and I was grateful for t Simply wonderful.
The illustrations were printed so small and blurry that it was nigh unto impossible to make them out. The Endorsement of Hus.
And over all, we see a man learning and living and teaching by faith alone, by grace alone, by Scripture alone. Luther spoke out against the corrupt religious practices that then existed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Struggle for Faith.
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I find it truly fantastic that God used a single man to up-end the religious, economic, social, and even artistic, climates of Europe. Its nice to have a new non dogeared copy Read full review.
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland H. Bainton
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. He wrote more than thirty books on Christianity. At the end of the book the reader is treated to brief sections on Luther’s preaching, his hymns, his prayers and his depression.
The greatness of a book is in large part due to its writing. But, history is never truly told that way. Oct 17, John Lowery rated it it was amazing.
I wish I had better reading habits, especially that of keeping a pen handy to mark and underline, because this volume was replete with gems. 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 Bainton doesn’t discuss that in detailand make much as his legacy an exercise in missed theological and ecclesiastical opportunity.
The Invitation to Come Back. Their arguments led Luther to come to despise Reason. He never feels he can do enough to pay for the sins he commits. Bainton also explains extreme This is my third reading of this book.
Considered one of the most readable biographies hre Martin Luther, this volume is an illustrated look at the German religious reformer and his influence on Western civilization. It is a really good overview of Luther’s life and his encounters with the outside world, especially up till about Jun 21, Jerry rated it it was amazing Shelves: He was an unflinchingly hidebound theologian.
View all 7 comments. Behemoth, Leviathan, and the Great Waters Rivals: All in all an amazing book.
A Life of Martin Lutherwhich sold more than a million copies, and The Reformation of the Sixteenth Centuryboth of which were widely used as textbooks. A Portrayal of Christ in Words and Pictures. At Home and School. While this is not the place to find Luther’s warts and sins exposed and dwelt upon, it is a readable and helpful overview of his life and thought, and Bainton understands why Luther’s insights were so critically important for so many people, not only in the ‘s but also down to this day.
It’s funny to think that the Protestant religion – today, at least, a moderate and forward-looking religion – is based on the writings of this man, one of the evilest human beings that ever lived.