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Highly societyy in previous editions – with more than 8, copies in print – this classic work by John Hostetler has been expanded and updated to reflect current research on Amish history and culture as well as the new concerns of Amish communities throughout North America.

John A. Hostetler

For anyone who lives near Amish communities, it is a helpful, though somewhat heavy at times, compendium of topics regarding Amish life across America. Caroline Graham rated it it was amazing Apr 28, This book is well worth buying!

All in all a good read. socity

The way they have been treated and they can still be non- conformist and non- violent is a tribute to their religious upbringing. It also offers the reader a very gracious, very real portrayal of the Amish that, thankfully, dispels many of the traditional misconceptions about these kind and earnest people.

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I refer This work by a former member of the Amish community turned sociologist is a bit old published in the ‘sbut an excellent introduction to the religious life of the Amish. However, it served my purpose – I learned what I wanted to learn.


Emily rated it liked it May 07, Government and the Hosteetler. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The Birth of Amtsh Society. This IS a textbook and like all textbooks tends to be analytical as well as informative.

Amish Society by John A. Hostetler

However, the reader should not expect a thrilling or “can’t put it down” read. No trivia or quizzes yet. Through publication and contact with the public media, Hostetler served as the leading national interpreter of Amish and Hutterite communities throughout the last half of the twentieth century.

That rests on some kind of dualism. Models for Understanding Amish Hostetldr. 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.

Aug 03, Jennifer rated it really liked it. Aug 01, Rose rated it really liked it.

Amish Society

Raised hosfetler the Amish faith, he was founding director of the Wmish for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, and a former professor of anthropology and sociology at Temple University. A sympathetic and interesting approach to the Amish, covering the origin of the movement, its development, fragmenting, and adjustments to maintain distance from contemporary society.

Hostetler produced eight full-length books and six booklets for popular audiences including the best selling Amish Life. On the one hand it’s awesome that they are able to be a people who don’t use technology, but on the other they don’t believe in knowledge for the sake of knowledge and they are hypocrites because they do use technology sometimes.

For anyone hosetler lives near Amish communities, it is a helpful, though somewhat heavy at times, compendium of topics regarding Amis This is still the most respected volume ever written on Amish Society. Open Preview See a Problem? 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 “shunning” people. Utilizing a religious exemption from active duty, Hostetler, soviety a conscientious objectorwas assigned to Civilian Public Service in several locations.


Hostetler October 29, — August 8, was an American author, educator, and scholar of Amish and Hutterite societies.

A bit heavy going at times though because of the small print. Inhis wife and a hostetleer died in childbirth, the same year that Hostetler’s Annotated Bibliography on the Amish won the University of Chicago ‘s annual Folklore Prize.

Ordered this book for my dad. I’ve yet to discover an up to date volume dealing with current Amish settlements and issues. A fascinating and well structured book about the lives of the Amish. I read this book just to learn about the Amish society. English Choose a language for shopping.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Review “The definitive book on one of America’s most misunderstood communities. Share your thoughts with other customers. In depth no nonsense review of the Amish Society from European immigration to present day. In this fourth edition of