Here I Stand: a Life of Martin Luther - Here I Stand Summary & Analysis

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Here I Stand Summary and Analysis

Luther cannot do anything but teach, preach, and wait for others to determine what will be made of his case. Public opinion is divided about Luther. Luther does have supporters who are powerful and vocal. Aleander is the representative of Rome who believes the laity should implement the Church's decision to condemn Luther. Erasmus is somewhere in the middle, wanting an impartial tribunal for Luther.

Charles the Roman Emperor and Catholic King of Spain has to decide when, how, and by whom his case should be handled. Frederick the Wise secures a promise that Luther will not be condemned without a hearing. Frederick asks to bring Luther to the diet at the city of Worms. Luther appears in April of the next year. Controversy arises as people question whether Luther should be permitted to appear before a...

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