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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Inhis wife and a daughter died in childbirth, the same year amisu Hostetler’s Hostetlwr Bibliography on the Amish won the University of Chicago ‘s annual Folklore Prize. 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.

This IS a textbook and like all textbooks tends to be analytical as well as informative. This is a very intriguing society. He has learned so much about the Amish culture and beliefs. Very informative and thorough look at the Amish, their background, their customs and beliefs. Patient Faith in a Perilous World. Chock full of anecdotes and personal experiences written by an author who grew up Amish, this book gives an honest peek inside this reclusive religious group.

After the war, he graduated from Goshen College with a degree in sociology Sometimes it was difficult to keep focused, and there was repetition of key points throughout the narrative. Informative and answered nearly all the questions I had. Customers who bought this item also bought.


The Discourse with Survival. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I learned a lot more from experience than from books, though. The book is interesting and easy to read and comprehend.

With both the background and the training, it’s not surprising that it’s compelling. 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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In depth no nonsense review of the Amish Society from European immigration to present day. It’s well-written and informative though. This article does not cite any sources.

I am putting this one off for a little bit, as I’m going to begin reading the Anita Shreve book and I may be in over my head. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? During a five-year stint at the Mennonite Publishing House, he served as book editor and also wrote a history of the press, God Uses Ink To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Read more Read less. Getting to know and understand the customs of our neighbors was important to me and this book was wonderful with its detailed information. I’ve yet to discover an up to date volume dealing with current Amish settlements and amlsh. Return to Book Page. Books by John A. In this fourth edition 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.


Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on societt go. Dismayed by inaccurate popular essays on the Amish, Hostetler published Amish Life Herald Press, and The Amish Herald Press,books still in print at his death, whose combined sales approachedcopies at that time.

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Government and the Amish. Yoderwhich was heard by the U. This is a good book for an overview on Amish beginnings, beliefs, and lifestyle. It was very interesting when talking specifically about their lifestyle and beliefs. English Choose a language for shopping.

I enjoyed it from this perspective. Monks do the same thing, more or less. Amish society John Andrew Hostetler Snippet view – In addition to his formal publications Hostetler wrote many research reports, directed six funded research projects, and served as an expert witness in soicety least five court cases involving minority groups, the most prominent being Wisconsin v. Want to Read saving…. Sep 20, Patti rated it really liked it.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This was written by a former Amishman who became a sociologist He taught at Penn State.