Donald B. Kraybill, Ph.D.

Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow,
Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies
Joint appt., Sociology and Religious Studies departments

The Young Center, Elizabethtown College
One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Email:      Fax: 717-361-1443

Curriculum Vita [pdf]



Current and Recent Research

Young Center Books:
Johns Hopkins Press

Young Center for Anabaptist  and Pietist Studies

Amish Studies web site


Young Center Books—
Johns Hopkins University Press

Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies are published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore, Maryland. As series editor, Kraybill guides the acquisition and development process for new manuscripts. He solicits and screens those that are fitting for the series, assists authors in refining and organizing their manuscripts and preparing them for review and publication, and provides the press with evaluations and assessment of manuscripts.

For a description of the scope of the Young Center series, see the overview [pdf]. For a description of the acquisition process, see the acquisition document [pdf].

Seventeen books have been published in the series so far:

2007: Train Up a Child: Old Order Amish and Mennonite Schools by Karen Johnson-Weiner; Growing Up Amish: The Teenage Years by Rich Stevick; Plain Diversity: Amish Cultures and Identities by Steven Nolt and Thomas Meyers; Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War by James  Lehman and Steven Nolt

2008: The Amish and the Media edited by Diane Zimmerman Umble and David Weaver-Zercher

2009: Mennonites in Early Modern Poland and Prussia by Peter Klassen

2010: An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World's Largest Amish Community by Charles Hurst and David McConnell; The Hutterites in North America by Rod Janzen and Max Stanton; Daily Demonstrators: The Civil Rights Movement in Mennonite Homes and Sanctuaries by Tobin Miller Shearer;

2012: Selling the Amish: The Tourism of Nostalgia by Susan Trollinger;

2013: An Introduction to German Pietism by Douglas Shantz; Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels by Valerie Weaver-Zercher; Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon by Janneken Smucker; Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites during the Great War by Duane Stoltzfus;

2014: Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture by Felipe Hinojosa; Growing Up Amish (second edition) by Rich Stevick; Why the Amish Sing: Songs of Solidarity and Identity by D. Rose Elder.