Here I Stand: a Life of Martin Luther - The School for Character Summary & Analysis

Roland Bainton
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As the Reformation continues, monks and nuns leave the cloisters. Luther feels responsible to find the nuns homes, husbands, and positions. It is suggested to Luther than he should marry one. He initially declines because he expects daily to die as a heretic. In May of 1525 he agrees to marry Katherine von Bora. Luther has three main reasons he wants to marry her: to please his father, to spite the pope and the Devil, and to seal his witness before martyrdom. On June 13, 1525 he is publicly betrothed to Katherine. It is not long before Luther realizes that he has to consider his wife's wishes in matters.

Marriage brings new financial responsibilities. Katherine's mother dies when she is a baby. Katherine's father consigns her to a convent and marries again. He does nothing for her again...

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