Here I Stand: a Life of Martin Luther Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Roland Bainton
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The Vow

• Martin Luther is struck by lightning and knocked to the ground in 1505 and calls out to St. Anne.

• He decides to enter the monastery over his parents' objections.

• Later, when his father dies, Luther goes into depression.

• Luther suffers oscillating mood swings throughout his life.
• Luther learns Latin in school and loves music and the beauty of the German landscape.

• Luther comes from a religiously conservative family and fear of God and reverence for the Church is instilled in him.

• The society of his day believes in monasticism as an excellent approach to get to Heaven.

• Luther elects the monastic life for himself and is admitted into the Augustinian cloister under a year's probation.

The Cloister

• Luther says that the devil is very quiet during his first year in the monastery and at the end of the years he is allowed to take his vows.

• Officially...

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