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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Amish Society

The Amish societies do not believe in violence therefore their beliefs do not allow them to fight for their territory. In the Amish society young people do what old people did when they were young. Among numerous awards, John A. Hostetler, John is talking about the Amish society.

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A Summary Report Anyone interested in the tensions of the scholarly enterprise amidst the pressures of communal and public expectations needs this book as well. How did the Amish-born Hostetler become a university professor?

Languages Deitsch Edit links. To Care and Not to Care I refer This work by a former member of the Amish community turned sociologist is a bit old published in the ‘sbut an excellent introduction to the religious life of the Amish. The author grew up in an Old Order Amish family, so he is something of an socieyt in a personal sense.


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Writings of John A. Generally easy to read and well written. This book is a sociological review of their history, their values, their difficulties, and their growth.

Hostetler Snippet view – So began my interest and study of the Amish people. He retired from the faculty of Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania inand served the next five years as Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, where his wife Beulah also held a teaching appointment.

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Hostetler October 29, — August 8, was an American author, educator, and scholar of Amish and Hutterite societies. This article does not cite any sources. Join the monastery and see the world, was the slogan and that did have several meanings. Reschly, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Amish society John Andrew Hostetler Snippet view – If you are only going to read one book about the Amish, I recommend the other book– The Riddle of the Amish Culture, but this one is also good.


Hostetler’s book is full of excellent scholarship, and he himself was born Amish. The four essays hostrtler Part I provide retrospective analyses of John A. The author of this book grew up Amish While at Goshen he assisted dean Harold S.

Sep 20, Patti rated it really liked it. The book is interesting and easy to read and comprehend. A life lived in faith is nostetler life lived with hope as one lives in the world. Hostetler produced eight full-length books and six booklets for popular audiences including the best selling Amish Life.

Our grandchild We spent two days in Pennsylvania. I learned a lot more from experience than from books, though.