With sound historical scholarship and penetrating insight, Roland
Bainton examines Luther's widespread influence. He re-creates the
spiritual setting of the sixteenth century, showing Luther's place
within it and influence upon it. Richly illustrated with more than
100 woodcuts and engravings from Luther's own time, Here I Stand
dramatically brings to life Martin Luther, the great Reformer.
A specialist in Reformation history, Roland H. Bainton was for
forty-two years Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at
Yale, and he continued his writing well into his twenty years of
retirement. Bainton wore his scholarship lightly and had a lively,
readable style. His most popular book was Here I Stand: A Life of
Martin Luther (1950), which sold more than a million copies.
Hendrickson Classic Biographies feature enduring stories about
real people whose lives have been touched and transformed by God,
and who in turn have touched others with God's love. Each story
has been carefully selected, gently edited if necessary, and freshly
typeset, making every account--be it ancient or contemporary--a
compelling read. Great lives reaching across the ages to touch lives
today, encouraging, challenging, and inspiring.