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December 3, 2017

December Featured Resource | Martin Luther’s Christmas Book

Martin Luthers Christmas Book CoverBook Description

This inspiring collection contains thirty excerpts from Martin Luther’s Christmas sermons. In his unique and powerful voice, Luther portrays the human reality of God’s birth on earth—Mary’s distress at giving birth with no midwife or water, Joseph’s misgivings, the Wise Men’s perplexity, Herod’s cunning. And throughout these sermon-meditations, Martin Luther reminds us that keeping Christmas is a year-round mission of caring for those in need.

Nine elegant illustrations by Luther’s contemporaries—including four by noted engraver Albrecht Durer—capture timeless scenes from the Christmas story. And two of Luther’s beautiful Christmas carols are included on the final pages of the book.

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Roland H. Bainton

About the Editor

Renowned Reformation scholar Roland H. Bainton wrote the introduction, as well as translating and arranging this collection of Luther’s sermons. Bainton was a professor of church history at Yale Divinity School and the author of numerous books, including Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther.

72 Pages
Publisher: W.L. Jenkins. Reproduced by permission of The Westminster Press
Publication Date: 1948
ISBN: 978-0-8066-3577-4

March 9, 2015

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther

Status: 1 Available

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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

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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 DoctorBainton.Blogspot.com)

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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