Book Review - Here I Stand by Ronald H. Bainton

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LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY BOOK REVIEW: “Here I Stand” by Roland H. Bainton A Paper Submitted to Dr. Jason Graffagnino In partial Fulfillment of the requirements for The Course CHHI 525 – “History of Christianity II” By: September 13, 2015 Table of Contents I. Introduction………………………………………… 3 II. Brief Summary……………………………………... 4 III. Critique……………………………………………… 5 IV. Conclusion…………………………………………… 8 Bibliography…………………………………………. 9 I. INTRODUCTION As a believers and followers of Jesus Christ it is crucial to know the history of Christianity and of one of his most important actors, Martin Luther. Roland H. Bainton’s book, is an amazing biography of Luther were he clearly explains his personal life and theology vision in one of the most crucial moments in the history of Christianity. The first portion of this book in centered in Luther's days as a monk, his crisis of faith, and his break from Rome that caused the start of the Reformation period. The central part of the book deals with the conflict with Rome, and particularly what it was referred as to “The Diet of Worms”. The latter portion of the book explores the contributions Luther made to the building of the new Protestant traditions. The purpose of the book is to portrait an intimate view of who Luther was and his spiritual struggles leading him into the reformation period. Roland H. Bainton (1894–1984) was born in England and came to the United States in 1902. Dr. Bainton was a specialist in Reformation history and for many years he was Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale University. His other books include The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, The Travail of Religious Liberty, The Age of Reformation, and Christian Attitudes Toward War and Peace. II.

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