Don Kraybill

Donald B. Kraybill is distinguished professor at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.

The blood was barely dry on the floor of the West Nickel Mines School when Amish parents sent words of forgiveness to the family of the one who had slain their children. Forgiveness? Forgiveness so quickly for the heinous crime of killing five Amish schoolgirls? How could the Amish forgive such a thing so quickly? Was it a genuine gesture or just a gimmick?
October 31, 2006