On the Backroad to Heaven: Old Order Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren / Edition 1

On the Backroad to Heaven: Old Order Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren / Edition 1

by Donald B. Kraybill, Carl F. Bowman, Carl Desportes Bowman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801870895

ISBN-13: 9780801870897

Pub. Date: 09/03/2002

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

On the Backroad to Heaven is a unique guide to the world of Old Order Anabaptist groups. Focusing on four Old Order communities—the Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren—Donald B. Kraybill and Carl Desportes Bowman provide a fascinating overview of their culture, growth, and distinctive way of life. Following a general introduction to Old

Overview

On the Backroad to Heaven is a unique guide to the world of Old Order Anabaptist groups. Focusing on four Old Order communities—the Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren—Donald B. Kraybill and Carl Desportes Bowman provide a fascinating overview of their culture, growth, and distinctive way of life. Following a general introduction to Old Order culture, they show how each group uses a different strategy to create and sustain its identity. The Hutterites, for example, keep themselves geographically segregated from the larger society, whereas the Brethren interact more freely with it. The Amish and Mennonites are more alike in how they engage the outside world, adopting a complex but flexible strategy of compromise that produces an evolving canon of social and religious rules. This first comparative study sketches the differences as well as the common threads that bind these groups together.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801870897
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/03/2002
Series:
Center Books in Anabaptist Studies
Edition description:
20
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,105,905
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents:Preface

AcknowledgmentsCHAPTER ONE: The Old Road to Heaven

CHAPTER TWO: The Hutterites

CHAPTER THREE: The Mennonites

CHAPTER FOUR: The Amish

CHAPTER FIVE: The Brethren

CHAPTER SIX: Common Convictions

CHAPTER SEVEN: Four Roads to Heaven

CHAPTER EIGHT: Preserving a Pilgrim People

CHAPTER NINE: Ironies of a Postmodern JourneyNotes

Selected References

Index

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