“The Power of Elasticity: A Tale of Anabaptism at Two Colleges”
Annual Schrag Lecture at Messiah College
by Donald B. Kraybill
Wednesday, February 27, 2019; 7:00 p.m.
Hostetter Chapel, Messiah College
Program information: Kraybill will describe how two Christian institutions—Messiah College and Eastern Mennonite University—tapped into the theological resources of the Anabaptist movement, often in different ways. Learn about the power and malleability of Anabaptism, a theological heritage shared by Eastern Mennonite, Messiah, and the Brethren in Christ Church. The lecture is free and open to the public.
About the presenter: Donald Kraybill is distinguished professor and senior fellow emeritus at the Young Center for Pietist and Anabaptist Studies at Elizabethtown College. He is internationally recognized for his scholarship on Anabaptist groups. He is distinguished professor and senior fellow emeritus at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College (Elizabethtown, Pa.). From 1996 to 2002, he served as provost and professor of Anabaptist studies at Messiah College. He is the author, coauthor, and editor of many books, including The Upside-Down Kingdom (Herald Press), which was just reprinted in a fortieth anniversary edition in 2018, as well as Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy (Jossey-Bass, 2008, with Steven M. Nolt and David L. Weaver-Zercher) and The Riddle of Amish Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001).
The Schrag Lecture is named in honor of Dr. Martin and Dorothy Schrag, professors emeritus of church history and music, respectively, at Messiah College. Designed especially to benefit the Messiah College community but also open to the public, the Schrag Lecture typically focuses on Anabaptist history, theology, or ethics.