A vivid portrait of Martin Luther, the man of unshakable faith in God who helped bring about the Protestant Reformation The Reformation of the sixteenth century was a vast and complicated movement. It involved kings and peasants, cardinals and country priests, monks and merchants. It spread from one end of Europe to the other and manifested itself in widely differing forms. Yet in spite of its diverse and complex character, to begin to understand the Reformation you need know only one name: Martin Luther.
Since it first was published more than fifty years ago, Roland H. Bainton’s Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther has sold millions of copies, and it remains the definitive introduction to the great Reformer and is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand this towering historical figure.
“The most readable Luther biography in English.” —Time magazine
“A sound and well-rounded picture of the man and his role in history.” —Chicago Tribune
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