The riddle of Amish culture

Donald B. Kraybill.

To find clues to why this Old Order people flourishes in the modern era, Kraybill (sociology and Anabaptist studies, Messiah College, PA) studied an Amish settlement in Lancaster County, PA. Based on interviews, ethnographic observations, and demographic profiles, he discusses their Anabaptist legacy, rural lifestyle, opposition to the 1984 film , and changes in the community since the 1989 edition. Includes photographs despite the prohibition against such showing some compromises with modern life; demographics; Scripture texts used; and research methodology notes. Published in cooperation with the Center for American Places, Santa Fe, NM, and Harrisonburg, VA. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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Amish Non-FictionPosted February 11, 2012