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Horse-and-buggy Mennonites : hoofbeats of humility in a postmodern world

Author: Donald B Kraybill; James P Hurd
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2006.
Series: Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society (2001), v. 40.; Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society (2001)., Pennsylvania German history and culture series ;, no. 7.
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"On a May Sunday in 1927, progress and tradition collided at the Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church in eastern Pennsylvania when half the congregation shunned the cup of wine offered by Bishop Moses Horning. The boycott of this holiest of Mennonite customs was in direct response to Horning's decision to endorse the automobile after years of debate within the church. The resulting schism over opposing views of
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald B Kraybill; James P Hurd
ISBN: 0271028653 9780271028651 0271028661 9780271028668
OCLC Number: 62789896
Description: xii, 362 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Who are the Wenger Mennonites? --
The fabric of faith and culture --
Mobility and identity --
The architecture of community --
The rhythm of sacred ritual --
Passages from birth to death --
Making a living together --
Technology and social change --
Pilgrims in a postmodern world.
Series Title: Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society (2001), v. 40.; Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society (2001)., Pennsylvania German history and culture series ;, no. 7.
Responsibility: Donald B. Kraybill and James P. Hurd.
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