Roland Bainton Writing Styles in Here I Stand: a Life of Martin Luther

Roland Bainton
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Perspective

The book does not tell us much about the author, Roland H. Bainton. We know that he was a minister, theologian, and Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale Divinity School. He writes the book so that people can have a greater understanding and appreciation for the life of Martin Luther, a man who changes the course of Christian history. This book is intended for anyone wanting to study an important religious leader, the Reformation, and the beginning of the Protestant Church. The desired impact is for people to gain insight into Luther's background, work, family, spiritual life, struggles, achievements, and impact upon society. This book was first written in 1950 and revised several times, likely for the purpose of making it more readable. Time Magazine is quoted on the front cover as saying, "The most readable Luther biography in English."

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