Sunday, October 31, 2010
Recovering the treasures of the past is a marvelous gift to the church. I love these presentations of the classics given by Max McLean. However, Martin Luther’s “Here I Stand” is my favorite.*
— R.C. Sproul
In the late afternoon of April 18, 1521, in the city of Worms, Germany, Martin Luther, a 37 year-old Catholic monk was called to defend himself before Charles the Fifth, the Holy Roman Emperor. The speech he delivered that day, “Here I Stand,” marked the beginning of the Reformation, a critical turning point in Christian history, that decisively altered the spiritual map of the world.
In this recording, Max McLean introduces the events leading up to the Diet of Worms: Martin Luther’s prayer the night before he delivered his speech; Luther's stirring defense; the Catholic church’s rebuttal; and, Luther’s final heartfelt response.
2. The Road to Reformation
3. Luther’s Prayer
4. Here I Stand
5. Eck’s Response to Luther
6. Luther’s Final Response
8. Sources and Closing Comment
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Max McLean's critically-acclaimed narrations include The Listener's Bible (NIV, KJV & ESV); John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress; St. Augustine’s The Conversion of St. Augustine; Martin Luther’s speech, Here I Stand; Jonathan Edwards’ classic sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God; and George Whitefield’s The Method of Grace.
His dramatic presentations from the Bible and from classic Christian literature, such as C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, are performed on stages nationwide and have attracted critical acclaim from secular theatre critics and Christian leaders. His performance of Mark’s Gospel received Chicago’s 2009 Jeff award for Best solo Performance. For more information visit www.screwtapeonstage.com.
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