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The Amish And The State

Author : Donald B. Kraybill
ISBN : 0801872367
Genre : Law
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In this new edition of The Amish and the State Donald Kraybill brings together legal scholars and social scientists to explore the unique series of conflicts between a traditional religious minority and the modern state. In the process, the authors trace the preservation—and the erosion—of religious liberty in American life. Kraybill begins with an overview of the Amish in North America and describes the "negotiation model" used throughout the book to interpret a variety of legal conflicts. Subsequent chapters deal with specific aspects of religious freedom over which the Amish and the state have clashed. Focusing on the period from 1925 to 2001 in the United States, the authors examine conflicts over military service and conscription, Social Security and taxes, education, health care, land use and zoning, regulation of slow-moving vehicles, and other first amendment issues. New concluding chapters, by constitutional expert William Ball, who defended the Amish before the Supreme Court in 1972 in the landmark Wisconsin v. Yoder case, and law professor Garret Epps, assess the Amish contribution to preserving religious liberty in the United States.

The Hutterites In North America

Author : Rod Janzen
ISBN : 0801899257
Genre : Religion
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Religious scholars, anthropologists, and historians of America and the Anabaptist faiths will find this objective-yet-appreciative account of the Hutterites' distinct North American culture to be a valuable and fascinating study both of the religion and of a viable alternative to modern-day capitalism.

Concise Encyclopedia Of Amish Brethren Hutterites And Mennonites

Author : Donald B. Kraybill
ISBN : 9780801899119
Genre : Religion
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Wide in scope, succinct in content, and with directional markers along the way, the Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites is a must-have reference for anyone interested in Anabaptist groups.

Handbuch Der Deutschen Sprachminderheiten In Bersee

Author : Albrecht Plewnia
ISBN : 9783823379287
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Mit dem "Handbuch der deutschen Sprachminderheiten in Übersee" liegt nun ein komplementärer Band zum "Handbuch der deutschen Sprachminderheiten in Mittel- und Osteuropa" vor. Es bietet eine konzentrierte Zusammenschau der Situation der deutschsprachigen Minderheiten außerhalb Europas. Acht Überblicksartikel (USA, Texas, Südamerika, die Mennoniten, Namibia, Südafrika, Australien, ehemalige Kolonialgebiete in der Südsee) liefern ausführliche Informationen über die historischen Entwicklungen der jeweiligen Sprachinseln, über die politische und rechtliche Lage der Minderheiten und ihre demographische Situation. Dabei wird für jedes Land eine Dokumentation der Kompetenz- und Sprachgebrauchssituation, eine Beschreibung und Analyse der soziolinguistischen Situation mit ihren je spezifischen Standard-Substandard-Verteilungen und eine Untersuchung der Spracheinstellungen der Sprecher geboten. Mit Beiträgen von Hans C. Boas, Katharina Dück, Stefan Engelberg, Anne-Katharina Harr, William D. Keel, Claudia Maria Riehl, Peter Rosenberg, Heinrich Siemens und Adam Tomas.

Growing Up Amish

Author : Richard A. Stevick
ISBN : 9781421413716
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Earlier edition has subtitle: the teenage years.

The Amish And The Media

Author : Diane Zimmerman Umble
ISBN : 9780801887895
Genre : History
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"Of all the religious groups in contemporary America, few demonstrate as many reservations toward the media as do the Old Order Amish. Yet these attention-wary citizens have become a media phenomenon, featured in films, novels, magazines, newspapers, and television - from Witness, Amish in the City, and Devil's Playground to the intense news coverage of the 2006 Nickel Mines School shooting. But the Old Order Amish are more than media subjects. Despite their separatist tendencies, they use their own media networks to sustain Amish culture. Chapters in the collection examine the influence of Amish-produced newspapers and books, along with the role of informal spokespeople in Old Order communities.".

The Riddle Of Amish Culture

Author : Donald B. Kraybill
ISBN : 9780801876318
Genre : Religion
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In addition, he includes a new chapter describing Amish recreation and social gatherings, and he applies the concept of "social capitalto his sensitive and penetrating interpretation of how the Amish have preserved their social networks and the solidarity of their community.

Mennonites And Media Mentioned In It Maligned By It And Makers Of It

Author : Steven P. Carpenter
ISBN : 9781630877736
Genre : Religion
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Anabaptists and Mennonites have often been the subject of media scrutiny: sometimes admired, at other times maligned. Luther called them schwarmar, a German word meaning "fanatics" that alludes to a swarm of bees. In contrast, American independent film producer John Sayles drew inspiration from Mennonite conscientious objectors for his 1987 award-winning film, Matewan. Voltaire's Candide features a virtuous Anabaptist. Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest contains an Anabaptist reference. An Anabaptist chaplain is central to Joseph Heller's antiwar classic, Catch-22. President Lincoln and General Stonewall Jackson both had something to say about Mennonites. Garrison Keillor tells Mennonite jokes. These are just a few of the dozens of fascinating media references, dating from the early 1500s through the present, which are chronicled and analyzed here. Mennonites, although often considered media-shy, have in fact used media to great advantage in shaping their faith and identity. Beginning with the Martyrs Mirror, this book examines the writings of Mennonite authors John Howard Yoder, Donald Kraybill, Rudy Wiebe, Rhoda Janzen, and Malcolm Gladwell. Citing books, film, art, theater, and Ngram, the online culturomic tool developed by Harvard University and Google, the author demonstrates that Mennonites "punch above their weight class" in the media, and especially in print.

An Introduction To German Pietism

Author : Douglas H. Shantz
ISBN : 9781421408309
Genre : History
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An Introduction to German Pietism provides a scholarly investigation of a movement that changed the history of Protestantism. The Pietists can be credited with inspiring both Evangelicalism and modern individualism. Taking into account new discoveries in the field, Douglas H. Shantz focuses on features of Pietism that made it religiously and culturally significant. He discusses the social and religious roots of Pietism in earlier German Radicalism and situates Pietist beginnings in three cities: Frankfurt, Leipzig, and Halle. Shantz also examines the cultural worlds of the Pietists, including Pietism and gender, Pietists as readers and translators of the Bible, and Pietists as missionaries to the far reaches of the world. He not only considers Pietism's role in shaping modern western religion and culture but also reflects on the relevance of the Pietist religious paradigm of today. The first survey of German Pietism in English in forty years, An Introduction to German Pietism provides a narrative interpretation of the movement as a whole. The book's accessible tone and concise portrayal of an extensive and complex subject make it ideal for courses on early modern Christianity and German history. The book includes appendices with translations of German primary sources and discussion questions.

From Rumspringa To Marriage

Author : Donald B. Kraybill
ISBN : 9781421410470
Genre : Religion
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Rumspringa, literally translated as "running around," is a time when Amish youth socialize with their peers and are allowed some autonomy before officially joining the church as young adults. It has become one of the most recognized aspects of Amish life, both real and mythologized. During this time they face the two most crucial decisions of their lives: whether to join the church, and if and whom to marry. Rumspringa, an exciting adventure and at times a period of inner turmoil, commences at age sixteen—or seventeen in more traditional groups—and continues until marriage. With few exceptions, adolescents eagerly count the days until they are old enough to join the young folks. In this digital short, Kraybill considers the nuances of this important rite of passage into Amish adulthood.

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