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This is quite to mistake his stabd. I experienced Bainton’s book via the Audible route, as I am wont to do these days for a lot of non-fiction, and though the minutiae of a good deal of ML’s idiosyncratic takes on religion became, at times, more whelmi As a staunch and long-standing RC, I, of course, knew absolutely nothing about Martin Luther beyond the notion that he messed up everything for us back in the ‘s and made way for all those churches where you could still believe in Jesus and not have to get up for Mass on Sunday.

My one criticism is that some historical details are assumed and it would have been helpful to provide more background context for some of the people and events mentioned in the book.

It was slow and somewhat confusing for me at parts, this book is not a really easy read, but very interesting and great at understanding Luther and his thought. The reason why faith is so hard and reason so inadequate is a problem far deeper than logic.

Retrieved 5 May The Haven of the Cowl. It also contains so valuable a bibliography as to render needless an extended one baainton this chapter. Invitation to the Classics. Mar 23, Corinne Wilson rated it really liked it Shelves: A great book that was not written for the rolan reader.


Selected pages Title Page. For obvious reasons this book will hold more appeal for Protestants than Catholics; nevertheless, Bainton does not whitewash Luther’s faults, particularly towards the end of his life. Retrieved from ” https: The Ground of Goodness.

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

The weaknesses only help us see better the greatness of the God Luther served instead of glorifying the man. This even-handed and readable biography was quite helpful in understanding the backdrop of the reformation and the man who became the father of Protestantism. Luther stands by his ninety-five theses and believes he is teaching what the Bible instructs. All in all an amazing book.

Please try again later. This volume went to press in This book is about the life of Martin Luther and his continuing impact on the world. The Return to Wittenberg. The Debacle and the Effect on the Reformation.

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Books by Roland H. The greatness of a book is in large part due to its writing.

The Way of SelfHelp. We see the anxieties of Luther, who lived for years as an exile in his own country, willing to lay down his life, and yet feeling somewhat guilty that martyrdom passed him by due to the protection of his faithful princes.

He continues his education and goes on to become a leader in the Catholic Church. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Although this is an old book it’s an interesting overview – I found the illustrations of which there are many particularly helpful – we can gain so much insight into people’s thoughts and interpretations of events from contemporary woodcuts – I’m extremely glad that this was a bought copy and not a library one – I can highlight it and mark pages.


Great perspective, good presentention and accurate data about this figure in history. Is there anything you find unsavory? The Case Transferred to Germany.


This is a good read. Bainton was a Protestant church historian. Jul 02, Margaret Skea rated it really baintkn it Shelves: Without the influence of Martin Luther, it is hard to imagine how Christianity might be practiced today. These and other quotes show Luther as witty and profound. The latter portion of the book contains a comparatively brief, but helpful, overview of Luther’s Rolqnd, his reform of the liturgy and music especially congregational song!

Having been raised in a Lutheran denomination originally founded by German immigrants, I naturally heard plenty about Luther as a child and teen in church and parochia 16th-century German theologian Martin Luther, instigator of the Protestant Reformation, is a pivotal figure in Christian church history, in subsequent German history and culture, and in the history of the modern world as a whole. Bainton doesn’t actually deal in great detail with any of these issues; but for me they tend to be inherent in the historical narrative itself, and to color my interpretation of Luther’s significance.

He wasn’t perfect by any means, and I’m not referring to either the nun or the marriage. The scope of Luther’s life is staggering.