Donald Kraybill, Author of “The Amish” Coming to Middlefield

Donald Kraybill, Professor and Sr. Fellow at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, will be at Sparrow Christian Bookshop in Middlefield, Ohio on October 3, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for a book signing and lecture/discussion on his latest book “The Amish” (Johns Hopkins University Press). Authors Kraybill, Karen Johnson-Weiner, and Steven Nolt have spent decades researching Amish history, religion, and culture. This landmark book is the first comprehensive study of Amish life across North America since 1963. Drawing on archival material, participant observation, and hundreds of interviews, the authors provide an authoritative, in depth exploration of Amish life in America.

The authors argue that the intensely private and insular Amish have devised creative ways to negotiate with modernity that have enabled them to thrive in America. Richly illustrated, “The Amish” is the definitive portrayal of the Amish in America in the twenty-first century.

Other books by Donald Kraybill:

“The Amish Way: Patient Faith In A Perilous World” – an in-depth overview of Amish spirituality and religious faith.

“Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites” – first ever overview of all the Anabaptist groups in North America

“Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy” – The definitive and most accurate account of the tragic shooting at Nickel Mines in October 2006.

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