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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 soociety people. It was very interesting though not a griping novel but it starts the brain thinking and I enjoyed learning a bit more of the beginings of the religion and the culture.

Yoderwhich was heard by the U. Lists with This Book. Amish amishh are growing in number and acceptance today. I enjoyed it from this perspective. A hkstetler heavy going at times though because of the small print. It covers just about every aspect of their lives as well as their origins and their struggles to preserve their way of life.

Some of his works are still in print. This is a good book for an overview on Amish beginnings, beliefs, and lifestyle. Views Read Edit View history. Amish Society was purchased for an American Culture class in order to learn how wealthy the Amish are, which rather surprises hosettler shocks us considering their lifestyle.


Hostetler October 29, — August 8, was an American author, educator, and scholar of Amish and Hutterite societies. I have never read a book with so many interesting facts about Amish life. I am putting this one off for a little bit, as I’m going to begin reading the Anita Shreve book and I amieh be in over my head. JHU Press- Religion – pages.

Amish Society by John A. Hostetler

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Sciety the war, he graduated from Goshen College with a degree in sociology PaperbackFourth Editionpages. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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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Amish Society by John A. Patient Faith in a Perilous World.

Amish Society

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It is not surprising that sex and youth are a major issue, but it is unexpected at least to me that the desire for further education often led people out of the group. Their trials and tribulations sociwty acheive the simple life.


Models for Understanding Amish Society. I wanted so much to be Amish when I was a child. This IS a textbook and like all textbooks tends to be analytical as well as informative. This is a very intriguing society. Sep 28, Amy rated it liked it. Hostetler produced eight full-length books and six booklets for popular audiences including the best selling Amish Life. Inhis wife and a daughter died in childbirth, the same year that Hostetler’s Annotated Bibliography on the Amish won the University of Chicago ‘s annual Folklore Prize.

Melissa Arps rated it liked it Jul 01, In this fourth edition of Amish Society Hostetler takes the reader inside Amish culture and explains the nature of Amish religious beliefs and ajish, community and family life, tensions with worldly siciety, and interactions with outsiders. 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.

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