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The Amish way : patient faith in a perilous world

Author: Donald B Kraybill; Steven M Nolt; David Weaver-Zercher
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A sensitive and realistic look at the spiritual life and practices of the Amish. This second book by the authors of the award-winning Amish Grace sheds further light on the Amish, this time on their faith, spirituality, and spiritual practices. They interpret the distinctive practices of the Amish way of life and spirituality in their cultural context and explore their applicability for the wider world. Using a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald B Kraybill; Steven M Nolt; David Weaver-Zercher
ISBN: 9780470890875 0470890878 9780470890882 0470890886 9780470890974 0470890975
OCLC Number: 811594869
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The Amish Way: Patient Faith in a Perilous World; Contents; Preface; One Braid, Three Strands; Patient Faith in a Perilous World; Looking Ahead; Part I: Searching for Amish Spirituality; Chapter 1: A Peculiar Way; A Homespun Scholar; Unwilling Warriors; A Church-First Businesswoman; A Reluctant Minister; A Self-Taught Artist; A Would-Be Violinist; A Retro Remodeler; A Family That Accepts Death; A Compassionate Community; A Peculiar People; Chapter 2: Spiritual Headwaters; Generic Christians?; Heretics and Infidels; Lingering Marks of Martyrdom; Amish Birth Pangs; Time-Tested Songs and Prayers.
Responsibility: Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher.

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A sensitive and realistic look at the spiritual life and practices of the Amish. This second book by the authors of the award-winning Amish Grace sheds further light on the Amish, this time on their faith, spirituality, and spiritual practices. They interpret the distinctive practices of the Amish way of life and spirituality in their cultural context and explore their applicability for the wider world. Using a holistic perspective, the book tells the story of Amish religious experience in the words of the Amish themselves. Due to their long-standing friendships and relationships with Amish pe.

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