Highly acclaimed in previous editions, this classic work by John Hostetler has been expanded and updated to reflect current research on Amish history and. Amish Society has ratings and 23 reviews. Melanie said: What this book doesn’t cover about the Amish isn’t worth knowing. I have never read a book wi. Amish Society. JOHN A. HOSTETLER. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, Reviewed by HARRY B. HAWTHORN,. Univzrsity o j British Columbia.

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We spent two days in Pennsylvania. He lectured widely at colleges and universities and held several visiting hostetlfr including five years — as a Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies amsih Elizabethtown Collegewhere his wife also held a teaching appointment. Given that this was published init has to be rather out of date, though I’d think less so for the Amish than for most groups, given their This was written by a former Amishman who became a sociologist He taught at Penn State.

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Hostetler, with Susan Fisher Miller 2. A fascinating and well structured book about the lives of the Wociety. If you contact us after hours, we’ll get back to you in 24 hours or less. Contents Models for Understanding Amish Society. But the essay served another purpose, providing Hostetler with the opportunity to do once again what he did throughout his career: Moreover, by providing a window into the varied worlds of John A. So jphn often travel from place to place when circumstances force them to.

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After the war, he graduated from Goshen College hosteter a degree in sociology He is the author of The Amish in the American Imagination My library Help Advanced Book Search. This is a good book for an overview on Amish beginnings, beliefs, and lifestyle.

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The author is formerly Amish and is a little too apologetic at times; but all in all a good treatment of an interesting subject.

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Mar 24, Nicollette rated it really liked it Shelves: An Amish Beginning John A. But the curious thing is that this practice never seems to come up against the boundary-crossing that was the life and preaching of Jesus. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Learn more about Amazon Prime. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Ritual Integration of the Community. At the same time, however, I found myself thinking a great deal about how my own experience of Catholicism back in the 50’s and 60’s was not all that different. Among numerous awards, John A. But as the Benedictines often said, just when you thought you left the world behind it reappears inside your own community. Aug 01, Rose rated it really liked it.

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Hailed by his peers for his illuminating and sensitive portrayals of this often misunderstood religious sect, Hostetler successfully spanned the divide between popular and academic culture, thereby shaping perceptions of the Amish jojn American society.

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Persistence and Change Patterns in Amish Society Commonwealth socitey a place of province, which means a smaller unit away from large cities in which its inhabitants feel comfortable with their own ideas and customs, and the place has a sense of distinction from their part of their country.

John A. Hostetler

Never baptized in the Amish church, Hostetler joined the Mennonite Church in He was also outspoken in his views of the modern world and of the Amish world—views that continue to stir debate today. Given that aociety was published init has to be rather out of date, though I’d think less so for the Amish than for most groups, given their great resistance to change.

Bender by writing articles on the Amish and similar groups for the four-volume Mennonite Encyclopedia which Bender was editing, beginning a productive and prolific academic career. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Want to Read saving…. God Visits the Amish 9. Excerpt from Amish Life 8.