March 22, 2010
March 22, 2010
Examines the Amish community's intention to forgive the man who killed five Amish children at the West Nickel Mines School in Pennsylvania in 2006, discussing how the Amish concept of forgiveness is part of their belief in pardon and reconciliation.
In October, 2006, a gunman entered a school, took a group of girls hostage and shot them, killing several and wounding many before he turned the gun on himself. The school was in an Amish community, and the grieving Amish families astonished the world when, deep in grief and loss, they remained true to their teachings and expressed sincere forgiveness for the events. How can this be? What is behind it? Donald Kraybill explains Amish life, beliefs, and practices, showing where this astonishing spirit of forgiveness comes from, and how it can be a model for communities worldwide.
Genre: True Crime, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Christianity / Mennonite, Christianity / History, Christianity / Theology / General, Murder / General, Christianity / Denominations, Christianity / Amish
- Genre: Religion + Beliefs, True Crime
- Subgenre: Christianity / Amish, Christianity / Denominations, Murder / General, Christianity / Theology / General, Christianity / History, Christianity / Mennonite
- Language: English
- Release Date: March 22, 2010
- Author: David Weaver-Zercher , Donald B. Kraybill , Steven M. Nolt
- Online Item #: 12223555
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-8736
- ISBN: 9780470344040
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported