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The Hutterites in North America

Author: Rod A Janzen; Max Edward Stanton
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Series: Young Center books in Anabaptist & Pietist studies.
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One of the longest-lived communal societies in North America, the Hutterites have developed multifaceted communitarian perspectives on everything from conflict resolution and decision-making practices to standards of living and care for the elderly. This compellingly written book offers a glimpse into the complex and varied lives of the nearly 500 North American Hutterite communities. North American Hutterites today  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rod A Janzen; Max Edward Stanton
ISBN: 9780801894893 0801894891
OCLC Number: 431935115
Description: xx, 373 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Communal Christians in North America --
Origins and history --
Immigration and settlement in North America --
Four Hutterite branches --
Beliefs and practices --
Life patterns and rites of passage --
Identity, tradition, and folk beliefs --
Education and cultural continuity --
Colony structure, governance, and economics --
Population, demography, and defection --
Managing technology and social change --
Relationships with non-Hutterites --
Facing the future.
Series Title: Young Center books in Anabaptist & Pietist studies.
Responsibility: Rod Janzen, Max Stanton.
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A comprehensive and appealing description of Hutterites that should become a definitive work and read by those looking for an interesting book in the field of American religion. -- Steve Longnecker Read more...

 
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