Professor Kraybill speaks about the use of sortition (random selection) among the Amish. He addresses both the mechanism and its theological underpinning.
Professor Kraybill is Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania.
Internationally recognized for his scholarship on Anabaptist groups, Kraybill is the author or editor of many books and dozens of professional articles. His books have been translated into eight different languages. Kraybill’s research on Anabaptist groups has been featured in journals, magazines, and newspapers, and on radio and television programs across the United States and in many foreign countries. He has served as a consultant for various projects related to Amish and other Anabaptist groups. The National Endowment for the Humanities and numerous private foundations have supported his research projects. Kraybill is the series editor of Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.