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A bit heavy going at times though because of the small print. John Hostetler’s portrait of the Amish people effectively captures the depth and diversity of their enduring culture. The Holy Spirit was supposed to be a gift for all to lead us outward, not inward. It provides interesting information about the Amish.

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But the curious thing is that this practice never seems to come up against the boundary-crossing that was the life and preaching of Jesus. But faith is not founded on fear. Join the monastery and see the world, was the slogan and that did have several meanings.

However, the reader should not expect a thrilling or “can’t put it down” read. I read this book just to learn about the Amish society. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


This IS a textbook and like all textbooks tends to be analytical as well as informative. Selected pages Title Page.

Amish Society by John A. Hostetler

If historical research is your objective, this is a “go to” book for that purpose, especially since it is somewhat dated. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Good little anthropological study of the Amish. Amish society John Andrew Hostetler Snippet view – Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. See and discover other items: Jul 25, Jane rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. Pennsylvania State University, was a scholar of Amish and Hutterite societies, a Fulbright scholar, and occasional film consultant and expert witness.

John A. Hostetler

Jun 13, Emily rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Tina Yates rated it really liked it Aug 24, I suspect that there just weren’t any Bikers in Lancaster county in the 50s. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Government and the Amish. I read this book for research purposes, as such it is a good textbook. Plenty amisy mull over and consider. I’m not Amish, nor do I know anyone Amish, but I like reading about other people and they’ve sparked my curiosity!


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His most important and influential book was Amish Society Johns Hopkins ; first published inwith a fourth edition init became one of the best-selling volumes in the history of the Johns Hopkins University Press.

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They moved to State College, Ammishwhere he began graduate studies in rural sociology at the Pennsylvania State University.

While at Goshen he assisted dean Harold S. There are many pictures! I enjoyed it from this perspective. In this fourth edition of Amish Socitey 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.

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Yoderwhich was heard by the U. Hostetler is author of the best-selling Amish Society and the widely acclaimed Hutterite Society, both available from Johns Hopkins.