The Amish and the State / Edition 2

The Amish and the State / Edition 2

by Donald B. Kraybill
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801872367

ISBN-13: 9780801872365

Pub. Date: 05/28/2003

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

In this new edition of The Amish and the State Donald Kraybill brings together legal scholars and social scientists to explore the unique series of conflicts between a traditional religious minority and the modern state. In the process, the authors trace the preservation—and the erosion—of religious liberty in American life. Kraybill begins with an

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In this new edition of The Amish and the State Donald Kraybill brings together legal scholars and social scientists to explore the unique series of conflicts between a traditional religious minority and the modern state. In the process, the authors trace the preservation—and the erosion—of religious liberty in American life. Kraybill begins with an overview of the Amish in North America and describes the "negotiation model" used throughout the book to interpret a variety of legal conflicts. Subsequent chapters deal with specific aspects of religious freedom over which the Amish and the state have clashed. Focusing on the period from 1925 to 2001 in the United States, the authors examine conflicts over military service and conscription, Social Security and taxes, education, health care, land use and zoning, regulation of slow-moving vehicles, and other first amendment issues. New concluding chapters, by constitutional expert William Ball, who defended the Amish before the Supreme Court in 1972 in the landmark Wisconsin v. Yoder case, and law professor Garret Epps, assess the Amish contribution to preserving religious liberty in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801872365
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
Center Books in Anabaptist Studies
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents:Foreword

Martin E. MartyPreface and Acknowledgments

A Note on Sources1. Negotiating with Caesar

Donald B. Kraybill2. The Amish View of the State

Paton Yoder3. Military Service and Conscription

Albert N. Keim4. The National Amish Steering Committee

Marc A. Olshan5. Education and Schooling

Thomas J. Meyers6. The National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom

William C. Lindholm7. Social Security and Taxes

Peter J. Ferrara8. Slow-Moving Vehicles

Lee J. Zook9. Health Care

Gertrude Enders Huntington10. Land Use

Elizabeth Place11. The Role of Outsiders

Robert L. Kidder12. Encounters with the State, 1990–2002

Herman D. Bontrager13. First Amendment Issues

William B. Ball14. The Amish and the American Oyster

Garrett EppsApendix: Significant Legal Cases

Elizabeth PlaceNotes

References

Contributors

Index

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