Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers

Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers

by Donald B. Kraybill


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421425122
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Donald B. Kraybill is a Distinguished College Professor and senior fellow emeritus at Elizabethtown College's Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than a dozen books on Amish culture, including The Riddle of Amish Culture, The Amish, and Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy.

Table of Contents

1. The Attacks
2. The Clan
3. The Bishop
4. The Cult?
5. The FBI
6. The Trial
7. The Sentencing
8. The Aftermath
Appendix I
Appendix II

What People are Saying About This

Karen M. Johnson-Weiner

"By shedding light on the ways in which the Bergholz group perverted ‘Amishness,’ Donald Kraybill—the leading scholar of Amish society—demonstrates his ability to sensitively analyze and explain Anabaptist culture to a broad audience. There are no other books that tackle this subject. As enthralling as true crime, Renegade Amish will also appeal to Anabaptist, religious, and legal studies scholars."

Charles C. Haynes

"Donald Kraybill’s book is a lively, beautifully written account of the beard-cutting attacks in the Amish community of eastern Ohio. With sensitivity and impeccable scholarship, Kraybill sheds light on why this happened and what lessons about religious freedom this strange case holds for the Amish—and for us all."

Dick Lehr

"In his deeply researched and vividly written account, Donald Kraybill not only chillingly reconstructs what happened during a series of Amish-on-Amish beard-cutting attacks that culminated in a precedent-setting federal criminal trial, he also tackles the how and why one group of Amish was transformed into a band of renegades."

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very interesting read. The Amish are a somewhat misunderstood group which this book addresses. The U.S legal system is forced to deal with criminal activity which some find is debateable. Religous freedom should be protected and is as this book shows. Everyone should be held responsibe for their actions.