Here I Stand: a Life of Martin Luther Characters

Roland Bainton
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Martin Luther

Martin Luther is the subject of this book. He starts living his adult life as a simple monk, fulfilling all his duties, earning more education, and gaining more positions of authority. His duties sometimes require him to be up at all hours of the night, praying, fasting, chanting, preaching, and teaching. He struggles with earning salvation and feels he is never good enough. Later in life he realizes that Christ paid for his sin and that good works do not earn anything, they are just an outward act of obedience to God. He struggles with some of the teachings of the Catholic Church. He does not believe in granting indulgences (less time in purgatory to those who paid) to church members. He is known for the ninety-five theses he nails to the door of the Church. He faces great opposition from the Catholic Church and never recants...

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