Faculty member publishes book on old order German sects in Berks County

Reflections on Old Order German Sects in Berks County: Past, Present and Future
Credit: Penn State

WYOMISSING, Pa. — Randall Fegley, associate professor of history and political science at Penn State Berks, recently published a book titled "Reflections on Old Order German Sects in Berks County: Past, Present and Future" through Masthof Press and Bookstore. In addition to Fegley, the book is edited by 2012 Penn State Berks alumnus Owen Reitenauer and Zachary Stoltzfus.

Almost a decade in the making, this collection of essays was written by seven students from Penn State Berks and six members of Pennsylvania German communities. Combining solid research and personal reflection, it traces the historical and cultural development of Anabaptist, Moravian and Pietist sects and current issues facing them.

Penn State Berks alumni writers include Collin Hass (class of 2012), Samantha Kerling (class of 2012), Michal Komemi (class of 2013), Owen Reitenauer (class of 2012), Jennifer Screvane (class of 2011), Michael Siaway (class of 2013), and Erin Wade (class of 2015). Community contributors include the Reverend Calvin Kurtz, Paul Kurtz, the Reverend Ron Rice, and Sam Stoltzfus.

A political historian, Fegley teaches courses in African, European and Middle Eastern history, ethnic conflict in Africa, and international law. For more information, contact Fegley at [email protected].