Roland Bainton Reprint Series

Roland H. Bainton (1894-1984) was Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale University Divinity School for forty-two years. He wrote well into his retirement and authored many books, including Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther.
"Having devoted my life to the study of history, I am prompted in my latter days to ask whether one can make sense of it all." --from the Introduction In this book, Bainton pauses to reflect on the importance of studying history because of what it can teach us about human nature. The study of history, then, is the study of human behavior and therefore it helps us understand ourselves. And with this greater self-understanding comes the further inquiry beyond the human--to God, Christ, and Christian ideals. Readers who think history is as dry as dust have never read Bainton! In this book, Bainton shows that history is not only interesting, it's also important. One can indeed "make sense of it all."

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  1. Christian Attitudes toward War and Peace

    Roland H. Bainton

    Wipf and Stock / SEP 2008

    Any scholarship that addresses the evolution of Christian perspectives on warfare generally references this book. first published in 1960. Although the scholarship of this work is now outdated and... read more »
  2. The Travail of Religious Liberty

    Roland H. Bainton

    Wipf and Stock / SEP 2008

    The pages of history are filled with stories of men and women burned at the stake, exiled, and ostracized in the name of religion. Thus Roland Bainton explains the struggle within the Christian... read more »
  3. Yesterday, Today, and What Next?

    Roland H. Bainton

    Wipf and Stock / SEP 2008

    "Having devoted my life to the study of history, I am prompted in my latter days to ask whether one can make sense of it all."
    --from the Introduction

    In this book, Bainton pauses to... read more »

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