Amish grace: how forgiveness transcended tragedy

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The remarkable response of the Amish Community to the horrific shooting of ten schoolgirls at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, in October 2006 stunned the larger world. Amish Grace tells the incredible story of this community's reaction to this senseless shooting and explores its profoundly countercultural practice of forgiveness. Outsiders often hold a stereotypical view of the Amish as a stubbornly backwards people-a view rooted In the picturesque images of buggies, beards, and bonnets. But there is a much more to know about the Amish as a people, as we discovered after the Nickel Mines incident. The community's collective and radical act of forgiveness-the loving and compassionate response to the shooter and his family-gives us insights into who the Amish are and how they live their faith. Amish Grace explores the many questions the story raises about the religious beliefs that led the Amish to forgive so quickly. In a world where religion spawns so much violence and vengeance, the surprising act of Amish forgiveness begs for deeper consideration.
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display_description The remarkable response of the Amish Community to the horrific shooting of ten schoolgirls at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, in October 2006 stunned the larger world. Amish Grace tells the incredible story of this community's reaction to this senseless shooting and explores its profoundly countercultural practice of forgiveness. Outsiders often hold a stereotypical view of the Amish as a stubbornly backwards people-a view rooted In the picturesque images of buggies, beards, and bonnets. But there is a much more to know about the Amish as a people, as we discovered after the Nickel Mines incident. The community's collective and radical act of forgiveness-the loving and compassionate response to the shooter and his family-gives us insights into who the Amish are and how they live their faith. Amish Grace explores the many questions the story raises about the religious beliefs that led the Amish to forgive so quickly. In a world where religion spawns so much violence and vengeance, the surprising act of Amish forgiveness begs for deeper consideration.
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subject_facet Amish -- Doctrines, Amish School Shooting, Nickel Mines, Pa., 2006, Forgiveness of sin, HISTORY / United States / 21st Century, RELIGION / Christianity / Amish, West Nickel Mines Amish School
table_of_contents The Nickel Mines Amish -- The shooting -- The aftermath -- The surprise -- The reactions -- The habit of forgiveness -- The roots of forgiveness -- The spirituality of forgiveness -- The practice of forgiveness -- Forgiveness at Nickel Mines -- What about shunning? -- Grief, providence, and justice -- Amish grace and the rest of us.
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title Amish grace : how forgiveness transcended tragedy
title_display Amish grace : how forgiveness transcended tragedy
title_full Amish Grace How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy, Amish grace : how forgiveness transcended tragedy / Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher, Amish grace : how forgiveness transcended tragedy [electronic resource] / Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher
title_short Amish grace :
title_sort amish grace how forgiveness transcended tragedy
title_sub how forgiveness transcended tragedy
topic Amish Doctrines, Amish School Shooting, Nickel Mines, Pa., 2006, Forgiveness of sin, HISTORY / United States / 21st Century, Nonfiction, RELIGION / Christianity / Amish, Religion & Spirituality, West Nickel Mines Amish School
topic_facet Amish, Amish School Shooting, Nickel Mines, Pa., 2006, Doctrines, Forgiveness of sin, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality