Steven Nolt

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Steven M. Nolt (born 1968 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is Senior Scholar and Professor of History and Anabaptist Studies at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College.[1] The author of fourteen books, most of which focus on Amish and Mennonite history and culture, Nolt is a frequent source for journalists and other researching Anabaptist groups. He was often quoted in the aftermath of the 2006 West Nickel Mines School shooting at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania.

Education[edit]

He received his B.A. from Goshen College in 1990, and an M.A. in 1994 from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He received an M.A. in 1996 and a Ph.D. in 1998, both from University of Notre Dame.

Notable works[edit]

His co-authored book, Amish Grace, explores Amish forgiveness in the wake of the school shooting.[2]

Nolt collaborated with Donald Kraybill and Karen Johnson-Weiner on the research project "Amish Diversity and Identity: Transformations in 20th Century America," funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Bibliography[edit]

  • A History of the Amish, 1992; second ed., 2003; third ed., 2015. 406 pages. ISBN 978-1-68099-065-2
  • Amish Micro-Enterprises: Models for Rural Development (with Stephen M. Smith, et al.), 1994. 110 pages.
  • Amish Enterprise: From Plows to Profits (with Donald B. Kraybill), 1995; second ed., 2004. 286 pages. ISBN 0-8018-7804-7
  • Through Fire and Water: An Overview of Mennonite History (with Harry Loewen), 1996; revised ed., 2010. 335 pages. ISBN 978-0-8361-9506-4
  • Foreigners in Their Own Land: Pennsylvania Germans in the Early Republic, 2002. 238 pages. ISBN 0-271-02199-3
  • An Amish Patchwork: Indiana's Old Orders in the Modern World (with Thomas J. Meyers), 2005. 192 pages. ISBN 0-253-21755-5
  • Plain Diversity: Amish Cultures and Identities (with Thomas J. Meyers), 2007. 244 pages. ISBN 0-8018-8605-8
  • Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy (with Donald B. Kraybill and David L. Weaver-Zercher), 2007. 237 pages. ISBN 0-7879-9761-7
  • Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War (with James O. Lehman), 2007. 358 pages. ISBN 0-8018-8672-4
  • The Amish Way: Patient Faith in a Perilous World (with Donald B. Kraybill and David L. Weaver-Zercher), 2010. 268 pages. ISBN 978-0-470-52069-7
  • Seeking Places of Peace. A Global Mennonite History: North America (with Royden Loewen), 2012. 400 pages. ISBN 978-1-56148-797-4
  • The Amish, third ed. (with John A. Hostetler and Ann E. Hostetler), 2013. 56 pages. ISBN 978-0-8361-9562-0
  • The Amish (with Donald B. Kraybill and Karen M. Johnson-Weiner), 2013. 520 pages. ISBN 978-1-4214-0914-6
  • The Amish: A Concise Introduction, 2016. 144 pages. ISBN 978-1-4214-1956-5

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