Author Donald Kraybill to present 'Evil - Apologies & Forgiveness' Nov. 2Luncheon and talk to follow on Nov. 3
Award-winning author and nationally recognized scholar Dr. Donald B. Kraybill will present "Evil - Apologies & Forgiveness" at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at Lewes Presbyterian Church, 133 Kings Highway. Kraybill will describe the shooting of 10 young girls in an Amish schoolhouse at Nickel Mines, Pa., in October 2006 and the remarkable speed with which the Amish community forgave the man who shot their children. He will also discuss the biblical roots of the Amish response. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Refreshments will be provided.
The public is also invited to a light lunch at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3; Kraybill will speak at 1 p.m. His presentation will describe the centrality of forgiveness in the Christian gospel and explain its importance and complexity in people's lives and in the world today. He will show how forgiveness is the core of the Christian gospel yet one of the most difficult aspects of Christian faith to practice. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
Kraybill is professor and senior fellow in the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, Pa.
Internationally recognized for his scholarship on Anabaptist groups, he is the author, coauthor, or editor of 20 books and dozens of professional articles. His books have been translated into eight different languages, and his research and commentary on Amish groups is often featured in magazines, newspapers, radio, television, and online.
Both events are free and open to the public.