Bender, Harold S(tauffer) 1897-1962

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BENDER, Harold S(tauffer) 1897-1962

PERSONAL: Born July 19, 1897, in Elkhart, IN; died September 21, 1962, in Chicago, IL; married Elizabeth Horsch, 1923. Education: Goshen College, graduated, 1918; graduate study at Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary; University of Heidelberg, Th.D.

CAREER: Hesston College, Hesston, KS, teacher, beginning c. 1918; Goshen College, Elkhart, IN, teacher, beginning mid-1920s, dean, 1931-44, dean of biblical seminary, beginning 1944. Ordained minister of college congregation, Goshen, IN, 1944; member of Mennonite central committee, beginning 1930; Mennonite World Conference, founding member, and president, 1952-62; peaceproblems committee of the Mennonite Church, served as secretary.

MEMBER: American Society of Church History (past president), Mennonite Historical Society (founding member; past president).


Two Centuries of American Mennonite Literature: ABibliography of Mennonitica Americana, 1727-1928, Mennonite Historical Society (Goshen, IN), 1929.

Conrad Grebel: Founder of the Swiss Brethren;Humanist Years, privately printed, 1936, reprinted, Mennonite Historical Society (Goshen, IN), 1950.

These Are My People: The Nature of the Church andIts Discipleship according to the New Testament, Herald Press (Scottsdale, PA), 1962.

(Editor, with Henry C. Smith, and contributor) TheMennonite Encyclopedia, four volumes, Herald Press (Scottsdale, PA), 1965-69.

Author of booklets, including "Biblical Revelation and Inspiration," Mennonite Publishing House (Scottsdale, PA), 1959; and "The Anabaptists and Religious Liberty in the Sixteenth Century," Fortress Press (Philadelphia, PA), 1970. Editor of the series "Studies in Anabaptist and Mennonite History," Mennonite Historical Society (Goshen, IN). Contributor to periodicals, including Church History. Editor, Mennonite Quarterly Review, beginning 1927.



Wenger, John Christian, The Mennonites in Indiana and Michigan, Herald Press (Scottsdale, PA), 1961.*