Bainton, Roland Herbert, 1894-1984

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Roland Bainton was born in England and emigrated first to Canada in 1898 and then to the United States in 1902. He received a B.A. from Whitman College, a B.D. from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Yale, as well as many honorary degrees. Bainton taught church history at Yale Divinity School from 1920 to 1962, serving as Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History from 1936. Bainton wrote prolifically and was an authority on Luther and the Reformation, Christian attitudes toward war, Congregational history, and the history of the Yale Divinity School.

From the description of Roland Herbert Bainton papers, 1886-1988 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702132829

Roland H. Bainton was a conscientious objector with the American Red Cross Unit in France, 1918-1919. Later he became a professor.

From the guide to the France 1918-1919, by Roland Bainton, 1914-1990, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

American historian; author of a biography of George Lincoln Burr.

From the description of Letter : to Severo Mallet-Prevost, 1941 Dec. 10. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 173203789

For more detailed biographical information see the chronology in A Bainton Bibliography by Cynthia Wales Lund, Box 11.

  • 1894 March 30: Born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, son of Jame Herbert Bainton, Congregational pastoral, and Charlotte Blackham Bainton
  • 1898: Moved to Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1902: Moved to Colfax, Washington
  • 1914: Graduated from Whitman College, B.A. degree in Classics.
  • 1917: Graduated from Yale Divinity School with B.D. degree
  • 1918 - 1919 : Declared pacifism serving without military rank in a unit of the American Friends Service Committee under the American Red Cross in France.
  • 1920: Appointed instructor in Church History and New Testament at Yale Divinity School
  • 1921: Received Ph.D.degree in Semitics and Hellenistic Greek from Yale University
  • 1921 Jun 8: Married Ruth Mae Woodruff
  • 1923: Promoted to Assistant Professor at Yale Divinity School. Dissertation published: Basilidian Chronology and New Testament Interpretation
  • 1926: Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship. Studied in Swiss archives researching proponents of religious liberty during the Reformation
  • 1927: Ordained as Congregational minister
  • 1932: Promoted to Associate Professor
  • 1935 - 1962 : Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale Divinity School
  • 1962: Professor Emeritus
  • 1984: Died

From the guide to the Roland Herbert Bainton Papers, 1886-1988, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Burr, George Lincoln, 1857-1938. George Lincoln Burr papers, 1861-1942. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Wallace Notestein papers, 1899-1969 (inclusive) Yale University Library
referencedIn Purdum, W. T. W. T. Purdum letter : from Helen Becker, 1968. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Paul Ramsey Papers, 1934-1984 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bainton, Roland Herbert, 1894-1984. France 1918-1919, by Roland Bainton. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Bainton, Roland Herbert, 1894-1984. Roland Herbert Bainton papers, 1886-1988 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Becker, Helen. Helen Becker letter : to W.T. Purdum, 1968. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Driver, Cecil Herbert, 1900-1958. Cecil Herbert Driver papers, 1807-1948 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Bainton, Roland Herbert, 1894-1984. Letter : to Severo Mallet-Prevost, 1941 Dec. 10. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Wach, Joachim. Papers, 1923-1955 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Theological Discussion Group Papers, 1933-1965 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Papers, 1878-1972. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956 Houghton Library
creatorOf Quaker Miscellany, 1659-1984. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Cecil Herbert Driver papers, 1807-1948 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn La Piana, George, 1879-1971. Papers, 1878-1972 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Theological Discussion Group. Theological Discussion Group papers, 1934-1961. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Wach, Joachim, 1898-1955. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1968. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn George Lincoln Burr papers, 1861-1942. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Wallace Notestein papers, 1899-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Theological Discussion Group Papers, 1933-1965 Yale University Divinity School Library
creatorOf Lockwood, Dean Putnam, 1883-. Classical and Biblical scholarship in the age of the Renaissance and Reformation / Dean P. Lockwood and Roland H. Bainton. Martin Luther College
referencedIn Purdum, W. T. Letter, from Helen Becker, 1968. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Smith, H. Shelton (Hilrie Shelton), 1893-1987. Hilrie Shelton Smith papers, 1941-1983. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf France 1918-1919, by Roland Bainton, 1914-1990 GB 206 Leeds University Library
referencedIn Socinianism in Poland: The Social and Political Ideas of the Polish Antitrinitarians in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries., Translated from the Polish by Earl Morse Wilbur. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library
creatorOf Roland Herbert Bainton Papers, 1886-1988 Yale University Divinity School Library
creatorOf Castellion, Sébastien, 1515-1563. Defensio suarum translationum Bibliorum, 1927. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Erik H. and Joan M. Erikson papers, 1925-1985 (inclusive) 1960-1980 (bulk). Houghton Library
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associatedWith American Red Cross Unit. corporateBody
associatedWith Becker, Helen. person
associatedWith Bornkamm, Heinrich, 1901- person
associatedWith Burr, George Lincoln, 1857-1938. person
associatedWith Cantimori, Delio. person
associatedWith Castellion, Sébastien, 1515-1563. person
associatedWith Driver, Cecil Herbert, 1900-1958. person
correspondedWith Erikson, Erik H. (Erik Homburger), 1902-1994 person
associatedWith Hirsch, Elisabeth Feist. person
correspondedWith Kot, Stanislas, 1885-1975 person
associatedWith Kristeller, Paul Oskar, 1905- person
associatedWith La Piana, George, 1879-1971. person
associatedWith Lockwood, Dean Putnam, 1883- person
associatedWith Mallet Prevost, Severo, 1860-1948. person
associatedWith Notestein, Wallace, 1878-1969. person
associatedWith Purdum, W. T. person
correspondedWith Ramsey, Paul person
correspondedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
correspondedWith Sarton, George, 1884-1956 person
associatedWith Smith, H. Shelton (Hilrie Shelton), 1893-1987. person
associatedWith Theological Discussion Group. corporateBody
associatedWith Theological Discussion Group. corporateBody
associatedWith Wach, Joachim, 1898-1955. person
associatedWith White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918. person
associatedWith Yale University corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Divinity School. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
France
United States
United States
Subject
Conscientious objectors
Conscientious objectors United States
Reformation
World War, 1914-1918--Medical care--France
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American
World War, 1914-1918--Conscientious objectors
World War, 1914-1918 Conscientious objectors United States
Pacifism--Religious aspects--Christianity
World War, 1914-1918--Medical care
Congregationalism
Occupation
Educators
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