Category: Christian Denominations Sects

New York Amish: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire by Karen M. Johnson-Weiner

By Karen M. Johnson-Weiner

In a booklet that highlights the life and variety of Amish groups in big apple nation, Karen M. Johnson-Weiner attracts on twenty-five years of statement, participation, interviews, and archival study to stress the contribution of the Amish to the state's wealthy cultural heritage.

While the Amish settlements in Pennsylvania and Ohio are across the world recognized, the Amish inhabitants in ny, the results of inner migration from these extra validated settlements, is extra fragmentary and no more noticeable to all yet their nearest non-Amish pals. the entire Amish at present dwelling in ny are post–World struggle II migrants from issues to the south and west. Many got here looking reasonable land, others because of schism of their domestic communities.

The previous Order Amish of latest York are relative rookies who, whereas representing an previous or simple lifestyle, are bringing swap to the kingdom. in order that readers can larger comprehend the place the Amish come from and their dating to different Christian teams, manhattan Amish strains the origins of the Amish within the non secular war of words and political upheaval of the Protestant Reformation and describes modern Amish existence and spiritual practices.

Johnson-Weiner welcomes readers into the lives of Amish households in several areas of recent York country, together with the oldest long island Amish neighborhood, the payment within the Conewango Valley, and the varied settlements of the Mohawk Valley and the St. Lawrence River Valley. The congregations in those areas variety from the main conservative to the main revolutionary. Johnson-Weiner unearths how the Amish particularly areas of recent York become aware of their center values in several methods; those diversifications form not just their adjustment to new environments but in addition the ways that townships and counties accommodate―and usually profit from―the presence of those thriving religion communities.

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Mennonite peacemaking: from quietism to activism by Leo Driedger

By Leo Driedger

The method of modernization levied a dramatic impression at the mode and magnificence of Mennonite peacemaking as proven during this pathbreaking paintings by way of Leo Driedger and Donald B. Kraybill. As Mennonites have been replacing plows for professions within the Fifties, theological "brokers" have been shaping the transformation of Mennonite peace convictions.

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The viper on the hearth : Mormons, myths, and the by Terryl L. Givens

By Terryl L. Givens

Released in 1997, Terryl Givens's The Viper at the Hearth was once greatly praised as a landmark work--indeed, The Wall highway Journal hailed it as "one of the 5 most sensible books on Mormonism." Now, within the wake of a tidal wave of Mormon-inspired inventive, literary, and political activity--ranging from the Broadway hit The e-book of Mormon, to the HBO sequence Big Love, to the political crusade of Mitt Romney--Givens offers an up-to-date variation that addresses the continued presence and reception of the Mormon picture in modern tradition.

The Viper at the Hearth confirmed how 19th- and twentieth-century American writers often solid the Mormon as a inventory villain in such fictional genres as mysteries, westerns, and well known romances. If this day a few authors like Tom Clancy use "Mormon" as shorthand for "clean reduce and patriotic," past writers extra frequently depicted the Mormons as a violent and perverse people--the "viper at the hearth"--who sought to violate the family sphere of the mainstream. Givens is the 1st to bare how well known fiction built a picture of the Mormon as a spiritual and social different. The record of authors comprises either American and English writers, from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes secret to Zane Grey's Riders of the crimson Sage, from Robert Louis Stevenson's The Dynamiter to Jack London's Star Rover.

For this variation, Givens has increased the ultimate bankruptcy, laying off extra gentle at the Mormon presence in modern American tradition, with insightful discussions of subject matters starting from the musical, The publication of Mormon, to the political campaigns of Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman.

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No Permanent City: Stories from Mennonite History and Life by Harry Loewen

By Harry Loewen

Historical figures come to lifestyles in those tales that lie at the back of the extra formal debts of Anabaptist/Mennonite historical past and existence from the 1500s in the course of the current. Flight, migration, intrigue, functional jokes, spats over wigs, shunning, kidnapping, scuffling with Indians, romance-all are a part of this mosaic of Anabaptist/Mennonite background. (224pp. illus. bring in Press, 1993.)

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Garden Spot: Lancaster County, the Old Order Amish, and the by David Walbert

By David Walbert

Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors are attracted to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to event first-hand the essential pastoral--both as an break out from city lifestyles and as a unprecedented chance to develop into immersed in heritage. the realm has attracted viewers desirous to seize a glimpse of the special non secular neighborhood of the previous Order Amish, to understand the great thing about the farmland, to benefit from the ample and scrumptious meals of the Pennsylvania Dutch...and, such a lot lately, to buy on the area's outlet shops. for almost 300 years, Lancaster county has been a version of agricultural prosperity, rooted within the kinfolk farm. the agricultural personality of where is still Lancaster's principal vacationer appeal, yet is at odds with its quickly emerging inhabitants and the economic and home progress that has introduced. it's the stress among rural culture, growth, and urbanization that lies on the center of backyard Spot. David Walbert examines how 20th century American tradition has come to outline and relish rurality, and the way progress and financial enlargement can co-exist with protection of the normal methods of existence within the zone. Will small farms fail in a tradition that has more and more come to price productiveness over caliber of lifestyles? What influence will additional improvement have on preserving this region's personality? Can rurality and growth co-exist within the twenty first century? A shiny portrayal of the land and other people, citizens and outsiders alike, backyard Spot narrates the background of this sector and considers the demanding situations Lancaster County and its humans face with a view to shield their detailed position.

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The Sisterhood: Inside the Lives of Mormon Women by Dorothy Allred Solomon

By Dorothy Allred Solomon

Many carry a deep fascination with Mormonism yet erroneously reflect on it as a mystery faith that celebrates polygamy and confinement. so much outsiders regard Latter-day Saint girls as submissive and pitiable. In The Sisterhood, award-winning writer Dorothy Allred Solomon takes us contained in the lives of girls of the religion. She specializes in the jobs of Mormon girls within the 19th, 20th, and twenty-first centuries, together with interesting own tales approximately kinfolk, little ones, and husbands. She takes us into the lives of the excessive Priestesses of the Church, attracts on histories sustained via the main thorough genealogical documents on the planet, and addresses the better halves of polygamists. The Sisterhood sheds gentle on an increasing and complicated faith and gives an extended late portrait of Mormonism and women.

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The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to its History, by John Anthony McGuckin

By John Anthony McGuckin

  • This very important paintings deals the main accomplished and updated account of the Orthodox Church on hand, supplying a close account of its ancient improvement, in addition to exploring Orthodox theology and tradition
  • Written by means of one of many prime Orthodox historians and theologians within the English-speaking international
  • Offers an in-depth engagement with the problems surrounding Orthodoxy's dating to the fashionable international, together with political, cultural and moral debates
  • Considers the idea culture, spirituality, liturgical range, and Biblical background of the jap church buildings; their patience of oppressions and totalitarianisms; and their modern have to rediscover their voice and self assurance in a brand new world-order
  • Recipient of aВ CHOICE striking educational name for 2009 award

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