For Immediate Release
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Anabaptist scholar Dr. Donald Kraybill of Elizabethtown University will discuss “What’s Amish about Amish Business? Ethics, Economics, and Entrepreneurship,” during a free public lecture at King’s College at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, located on North River Street. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Feb. 6.
Dr. Kraybill will speak on the role of Amish religious culture in empowering, shaping, and constraining Amish enterprise, as well as the challenges that the "world of entrepreneurship" poses to Amish life and values. While focusing on the Amish, his lecture will raise questions for parallel reflection on what roles Catholic religious culture plays and ought to play in the business lives of Catholics and in a business school at a Catholic institution.
Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow in the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, Dr. Kraybill received his doctorate in sociology from Temple University. He is editor of “Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies,” a series published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Dr. Kraybill has authored more than 20 books, and received numerous awards including the National Religious Book Award for “The Upside Down Kingdom.” He has authored or coauthored seven books on Amish life and culture, including “The Riddle of Amish Culture,” “The Amish and the State,” and “Amish Enterprise: From Plows to Profits.”
The lecture is sponsored by the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King’s. For more information, contact Dr. Bernard Prusak, director of the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, at 208-5900, ext. 5689 or e-mail BernardPrusak@kings.edu.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Dr. Donald Kraybill