Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther

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Book Description

…[F]ive hundred years ago (as of 2017), a humble Augustinian monk challenged the whole Western world through the deceptively simple act of posting a list of objections to the corruptions of the medieval church on the doors of the cathedral in Wittenberg, Germany. Though accused of heresy, subjected to trial and censorship, and threatened with excommunication and death, Luther stood firm.

This classic offers a compelling portrait of the Reformer who dared to follow God against powerful opposition. Bainton’s words are punctuated by more than one hundred Renaissance drawings, woodcuts, and engravings from Luther’s own era, all from Bainton’s personal collection.

“Of the many superlative treatments, a half-century-old study by Roland H. Bainton, Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, has justly won a reputation as a classic work on a classic subject.”–Mark Noll, author and historian

“Easily the most readable Luther biography in English.”–Time


Dr. Roland H. Bainton (1894-1984)

About the Author

Roland Bainton (1894-1984)–regarded as an authority in Reformation history–was the Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale Divinity School for forty-two years. He authored over thirty books on Christianity, including The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Erasmus of Christendom, Martin Luther’s Easter Book, and Martin Luther’s Christmas Book. (Portrait from

Source: Back Cover, Hendrickson Classic Biography edition

Book Details

464 Pages
Publisher: Abingdon-Cokesbury PressHendrickson Publishers
Publication Date: Abingdon-Cokesbury edition, 1950; Hendrickson Classic Biography edition, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-61970-6040
Binding: Abingdon-Cokesbury edition, Paperback;  Hendrickson Classic Biography edition, Hardcover

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