Amish Society [John A. Hostetler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Highly acclaimed in previous editions, this classic work by John . amish society [john a. hostetler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I read this book for research purposes, as such it is a good textbook.

But there is a curious kind of wisdom to their extraordinary technological conservatism–they live out perfectly what it is to withdraw from the world as much as possible. Hostetler’s scholarship and publications included at least twenty articles in church periodicals, nearly that number in The Mennonite Quarterly Review and the Mennonite Historical Bulletin as well as some twenty additional articles in other scholarly journals including the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute and the American Journal of Medical Genetics.

Amish Society by John A. JHU Press- Religion – pages. A People of Preservation and The Hutterites: So began my interest and study of the Amish people. Yet most visitors, misled by stereotypes and commercial attractions, do not have the opportunity to understand the Amish as they really are. Models for Understanding Amish Society.

Amish Society

But as the Benedictines often said, just when you thought you left the hostetlsr behind it reappears inside your own community. That rests on some kind of dualism. Getting to know and understand the customs of our neighbors was important to me and this book was wonderful with its detailed information. In this fourth hosterler of Amish Society Hostetler takes the reader inside Amish culture and explains the nature of Amish religious beliefs and ceremonies, community and family life, tensions with worldly values, and interactions with outsiders.


I like that they farm an This is a very intriguing society.

Raised in the Amish faith, he was founding director of the Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, and a former professor of anthropology and sociology at Temple University.

A sympathetic and interesting approach to the Amish, covering the origin of the movement, its development, fragmenting, and adjustments to maintain distance from contemporary society. Jun 11, Gene Bales rated it really liked it. In depth no nonsense review of the Amish Society from European immigration to present day. I’ve read other books on the Amish but this one is by far the most interesting and well written of all of them so far! The way they were treated in their native country and the way that they were accepted here in America.

At the age of eleven, his parents hosttetler to Iowa.

Account Options Sign in. Language and Speech Names Unpretentious. Amish Society was purchased for an American Culture class in order to learn how wealthy the Amish are, which rather surprises and shocks us considering their lifestyle. Jun 13, Emily rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: If historical research is your objective, this is a “go to” book for that purpose, especially since it is somewhat dated. He contributed at least fifteen chapters to edited socisty as well as several essays to encyclopedias.

John A. Hostetler

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This was written by a former Amishman who became a sociologist He taught at Penn State. He sociery updated information on a variety of topics, including Amish population trends, land use and farming practices, and relations with the state. A History of the Amish: Indeed, the simple dress and traditional habits of the Amish tend to mask the complexity of their way of life.

He said it is very well written and easy to read. He died in at the age of The study was funded by the U.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Our grandchildren believe I am Amish at heart. Every religion, every denomination, must cope with boundaries–who’s in and who’s not–and the Amish have a fairly awful way of doing that–the custom of “shunning” people.

History of the Amish: Amish Society by John A. The author is formerly Amish and is a little too apologetic at times; but all in all a good treatment of an interesting subject.

I’m not quite sure why they don’t allow pictures and real music.

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Review “The definitive book on one of America’s most misunderstood communities. Selected pages Title Page. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. In addition to his formal publications Hostetler wrote many research reports, directed six funded research projects, and served as an expert witness in at least five court cases involving minority groups, the most prominent being Wisconsin v. And the Amish have introduced many other considerations into being a follower of Jesus that would seem to have only a tangential relation to anything.

He lectured widely at colleges and universities and held several visiting professorships including five years — as a Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown Collegewhere his wife also held a teaching appointment. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. My library Help Advanced Book Search. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

Jan 22, Jill Crosby rated it really liked it.

They take you into the Amish life and you learn so many things about their way of life. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.