Bender, Harold S.

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Bender, Harold S. Gender: M
Harold Stauffer Bender
born on 19 July 1897 at 11:55 (= 11:55 AM )
Place Elkhart, Indiana, 41n41, 85w59
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 27°14' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°05 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 23°57'


Prominent professor of theology at Goshen College (Goshen, Indiana) and Goshen Biblical Seminary. His accomplishments include founding both the Mennonite Historical Library and the Mennonite Quarterly Review. He served as President of the American Society of Church History, and was a major scholarly influence on fellow Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder.

Bender is perhaps best known for authoring The Anabaptist Vision in 1944. The Anabaptist Vision was a short essay intended to refocus the Anabaptists and Mennonites during the trying years of World War II by re-examining the religious movement's historical context.

He died on September 21, 1962.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Albert N. Keim and the Mennonite Historical Society, "Harold S. Bender, 1897-1962" (Herald Press, 1998), p. 39:

"Harold grows up in Elkhart . . . Harold Stauffer Bender was born just before noon on July 19, 1897 - a chubby baby who developed quickly."


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Theology)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy