9 responses to Donald Kraybill To Retire
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    Robert Gschwind
    Comment on Donald Kraybill To Retire (February 3rd, 2015 at 08:00)

    Donald Kraybill To Retire

    I certainly hope that this won’t mean an end to his writing. I could have never finished my college paper on the Amish and Technology without him pointing me in the right direction. Got the highest grade in my class (A). Plus they wanted me to do a power point presentation on it. I have never looked back and continue to absorb everything that I can on the Amish and Mennonites. But do enjoy your retirement. A time for everything under heaven.

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    dave
    Comment on Donald Kraybill To Retire (February 3rd, 2015 at 08:24)

    He has been the leading professor and speaker, IMHO, on Amish people for decades. His dedication, understanding, and scholarship on the Amish will be hard to replace. Thankfully he plans on continuing his writing and study.

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    Comment on Donald Kraybill To Retire (February 3rd, 2015 at 09:15)

    I wish him well in his retirement. I really enjoyed his informative book, The Riddle of the Amish Culture, which I read some years ago. My sincere thanks to him for endorsing my upcoming book, Hutterite Diaries. His kind words grace the front cover of my book.

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    Mark – Holmes Co.
    Comment on Donald Kraybill To Retire (February 3rd, 2015 at 10:16)

    I’m sorry to hear he retiring, but wish him a peaceful and fulfilling retirement. He has done the Anabaptist people a LOT of good.

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      OldKat
      Comment on Yes he has ... (February 3rd, 2015 at 13:19)

      Yes he has ...

      done the Anabaptist people a LOT of good. He has also done the non-Anabaptist people a LOT of good in their understanding of the Anabaptist people.

      Good luck in your retirement Dr. Kraybill. Hope you have time to focus on all of your ongoing projects; as I desire to do with mine in my retirement, some 18 to 24 months hence.

      All the Best to you,
      DOK

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Donald Kraybill To Retire (February 3rd, 2015 at 13:24)

    All the best to you, Mr. Kraybill! (And thanks, Erik, for letting Amish America followers know of his retirement.)

    I’ve read his work, and hope, like others, that his retirement will include (and it seems it will) more writing. How wonderful to have such ambitious plans for retirement…I’m sure he’ll enjoy them thoroughly, no matter how “labor intensive” they are. It’s all a labor of love, and he’ll finally have the time to see it through.

    I also hope his successor will “drop by” Amish America from time to time. I hope we (via Erik’s blog) can be “introduced” when the time comes!

    Alice Mary

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      Comment on Donald Kraybill To Retire (February 4th, 2015 at 11:15)

      One thing Don has in common with the Amish is work ethic. There is always a book project on the burner it seems. So I won’t be surprised to see the writing continue. I didn’t realize he had 28 books on his resume, which I learned from the Lancaster Online article. I have no idea who Don’s successor will be (have gotten no hints 🙂 ) but whoever it is will of course be welcome here if he/she feels like dropping in.

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    Barbara
    Comment on Donald Kraybill to retire (February 3rd, 2015 at 15:37)

    Donald Kraybill to retire

    Congrats on retirement; however, I know he can’t stay away! His passion for Anabaptist studies is evident in everytbing he does. I wish I had discovered Elizabethtown BEFORE I went for my degree! Anyway, his expertise has aided me in my goal of creating an Amish studies course here in NJ. I HOPE SOME DAY I can consider myself a friend and advocate of the Amish of Lancaster Co.

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    Andrew White
    Comment on I appreciate Donald (February 3rd, 2015 at 18:54)

    I appreciate Donald

    I agree with the description ““sympathetic understanding” and commitment to truth without sensationalism” and hope that retirement is a just a transition that lead Don to being ““sympathetic understanding” and commitment to truth without sensationalism” some more! : )

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