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Nolt, Steven M. 1968-

Works: 43 works in 151 publications in 2 languages and 12,056 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Drama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Made-for-TV movies  Local history  Documentary films  Humor 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: BT795, 289.73
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Publications about Steven M Nolt
Publications by Steven M Nolt
Most widely held works by Steven M Nolt
Amish grace : how forgiveness transcended tragedy by Donald B Kraybill( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,952 libraries worldwide
Examines the Amish community's intention to forgive the man who killed five Amish children at the West Nickel Mines School in Pennsylvania in 2006, discussing how the Amish concept of forgiveness is part of their belief in pardon and reconciliation
A history of the Amish by Steven M Nolt( Book )
28 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,699 libraries worldwide
A history of the Amish people who have survived for 300 years in America
The Amish by Donald B Kraybill( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
The Amish have always struggled with the modern world. Known for their simple clothing, plain lifestyle, and horse-and-buggy mode of transportation, Amish communities continually face outside pressures to modify their cultural patterns, social organization, and religious world view. An intimate portrait of Amish life, The Amish explores not only the emerging diversity and evolving identities within this distinctive American ethnic community, but also its transformation and geographic expansion
The Amish way : patient faith in a perilous world by Donald B Kraybill( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
"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 people, this author team may be the only set of interpreters able to provide an outsider-insider perspective. Provides a behind-the-scenes examination of Amish spiritual life Shows how the Amish practices can be applied to the wider world. Written by authors with unprecedented access to the Amish community. Written in a lively and engaging style, The Amish Way holds appeal for anyone who has wanted to know more about the inner workings of the Amish way of life"--
Amish grace ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 948 libraries worldwide
When a tragedy takes the lives of five Amish schoolgirls in Pennsylvania, Ida, the mother of one of the girls, faces a profound test of faith. As she begins to feel like an outsider within her own community, Ida must decide whether or not to stay with the Amish, and her beloved husband
Amish enterprise : from plows to profits by Donald B Kraybill( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
Through fire & water : an overview of Mennonite history by Harry Loewen( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 libraries worldwide
Overview: Through Fire and Water presents the Mennonite faith story within the sweep of church history. This engaging text uses stories of men and women, peasants and pastors, heroes and rascals, to trace the radical Reformation from sixteenth-century Europe to today's global Anabaptist family. Written in an accessible and nonacademic style, this revised edition updates the story and incorporates new historical research and discoveries
Foreigners in their own land : Pennsylvania Germans in the early republic by Steven M Nolt( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
"The Pennsylvania German Lutheran and Reformed populations of eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the Appalachian backcountry successfully combined elements of their Old World tradition with several emerging versions of national identity. Many took up democratic populist rhetoric to defend local cultural particularity and ethnic separatism. Others wedded certain American notions of reform and national purpose to Continental traditions of clerical authority and idealized German virtues. Their experience illustrates how creating and defending an ethnic identity can itself be a way of becoming American. Though they would maintain a remarkably stable and identifiable subculture well into the twentieth century, Pennsylvania Germans were, even by the eve of the Civil War, the most "inside" of "outsiders." They demonstrate the complex and often paradoxical ways in which many Americans have managed the process of assimilation to their own advantage. Given their pioneering role in that process, their story illuminates the path that other immigrants and ethnic Americans would travel in the decades to follow."--Jacket
Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War by James O Lehman( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Explores the moral dilemmas faced by various religious sects and how these groups struggled to come to terms with the effects of wartime Americanization-- without sacrificing their religious beliefs and values
Plain diversity : Amish cultures and identities by Steven M Nolt( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
"Plain and simple. American popular culture has embraced a singular image of Amish culture that is immune to the complexities of the modern world: one-room school houses, horses and buggies, sound and simple morals, and unfaltering faith. But these stereotypes dangerously oversimplify a rich and diverse culture." "In fact, contemporary Amish settlements represent a mosaic of practice and conviction. In the first book to describe the complexity of Amish cultural identity, Steven M. Nolt and Thomas J. Meyers explore the interaction of migration history, church discipline, and ethnicity in the community life of nineteen Amish settlements in Indiana. Their extensive field research reveals the factors that influence the distinct and differing Amish identities found in each settlement and how those factors relate to the broad spectrum of Amish settlements throughout North America." "Nolt and Meyers find Amish children who attend public schools, Amish household heads who work at luxury mobile home factories, and Amish women who prefer a Wal-Mart shopping cart to a quilting frame. Challenging the plain and simple view of Amish identity, this study raises the intriguing question of how such a diverse people successfully share a common identity in the absence of uniformity."--BOOK JACKET
Amish grace how forgiveness transcended tragedy by Donald B Kraybill( file )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
The remarkable response of the Amish Community to the horrific shooting of ten schoolgirls at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania in October 2006 stunned the larger world. Amish Grace tells the incredible story of this community's reaction to the senseless shooting and explores its profoundly countercultural practice of forgiveness. Outsiders often hold a stereotypical view of the Amish as a stubbornly backwards people--a view rooted in the picturesque images of buggies, beards, and bonnets. But the community's collective and radical act of forgiveness--the loving and compassionate response to the shooter and his family--gives us insights into who the Amish truly are and how they live their faith. In a world where religion spawns so much violence and vengeance, the surprising act of Amish forgiveness begs for deeper consideration
An Amish patchwork : Indiana's Old Orders in the modern world by Thomas J Meyers( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Offers an overview of the Amish and Mennonite communities in Indiana, describing the traditions, beliefs, and contributions of each community and discussing their impact on the state's history
Amish NM06 ( file )
in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
This collection of 24 documents, all in English, focus on the Old Order Amish Mennonite settlements in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana from the early eighteenth century to approximately 2002. Virtually all of these consider the Amish way of life in light of their religious ideals, and most contain a discussion of Old World history and some description of the origins of various settlements in the New World. Hostetler provides an overview of the origins, values and continuity of social relations in the communities where the Amish reside, focusing on the three largest settlements in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, and providing data on socialization, schooling, family patterns, as well as demographic and occupational trends. Huntington discusses interactions between various Old Order Amish and other Mennonite church districts in central Ohio and interrelations with the non-Amish. She considers the integration of multiple aspects of Amish life: the maintenance of social boundaries, the retention of an orientation to the past as this pertains to the preservation of cultural continuity, the social and economic integration with nature, and the strict maintenance of a supportive church community. Bachman is a basic text on traditions and practices that occur throughout the life cycle of the Amish in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Amish struggle with modernity and culture change (or lack thereof) is a major topic in many of the documents in this collection, particularly Kraybill, Huntington, Umble, Luthy, and Olshan. Huntington and Schwieder and Schwieder deal primarily with educational themes and issues, especially the rejection of secondary school education by the Amish. The economy, in terms of the development of cottage industries and small businesses, is described in Olshan for New York State, and in more general terms in Kraybill and Nolt. Population growth and fertility patterns are discussed in Greksa, while Campanella, Korbin, & Acheson deal with health care issues in reference to pregnancy and childbirth. The Old Order Amish Mennonites are a people of Swiss-German background who migrated to the United States during two main periods: 1727-1790 and 1815-1865. The earlier migrants settled in Pennsylvania, while the later settled in Ohio, New York, Indiana, and Illinois
Seeking places of peace by Royden Loewen( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
The Amish by John A Hostetler( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
The Amish back roads to heaven ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
"The story of Pennsylvania's Amish communities. Experience Amish farm life, family life, business enterprises, childhood, school, worship, horse culture, business practices, barn raising, rumspringa (running around), Florida vacations, women's roles and more. Includes Amish Response to Nickel Mines Tragedy ... Buller's camera captures the changes sweeping across the Amish landscape. His interviews with authors/professors/researchers Donald B. Kraybill and Steven M. Nolt provide uncommon insight into the Amish mindset."--Container
The Mennonite starter kit by J. Craig Haas( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
The Amish : a concise introduction by Steven M Nolt( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
There seems to be no end to our fascination with the Amish, a religious minority that has both placed itself outside the mainstream of American culture and flourished within it. Yet most people know very little about the nuanced relationship the Amish have with society or their own communities. Drawing on more than twenty years of fieldwork and collaborative research, Steven M. Nolt's The Amish: A Concise Introduction is a compact but richly detailed portrait of Amish life. In fewer than 150 pages, readers will come away with a clear understanding of the complexities of these simple people. Writing in engaging and accessible language, Nolt explains how the Amish at once operate within modern America and stand very much apart from the world. Arguing that Amish life is shaped equally by internal and external social, political, and economic contexts, Nolt explores Amish identity as emerging from a complex cultural negotiation with modernity. He takes on much-hyped topics such as Rumspringa and reveals the distinctive Amish approach to technology. He also explains how Amish principles stand in contrast to contemporary American values, including rational efficiency, large-scale organization, and Western notions of individuality. Authoritative, informative, and illustrated, this guide provides a vivid introduction to a way of life many find fascinating but few truly understand
Becoming Grace : seventy-five years on the landscape of Christian higher education in America ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Becoming Grace surpasses the scope and purpose of most institutional histories, writes Brethren historian, Jeff Bach. He notes in the foreword that Burkholder, Norris, and their contributors offer a clear and balanced account of Grace College and Theological Seminary from its origins in Akron, Ohio, through its expansion at Winona Lake, Ind., and the difficulties of a later denominational division. The story is carefully set in the context of conflicts between professors and their advocates, the deeper Brethren framework behind those events, and the continued religious developments among the Grace Brethren. Add in broader cultural changes and developments within conservative Christianity in the U.S. in the early 20th century and readers will find the college and seminary illuminated against the backdrop of the larger landscape of Christian higher education in America. - Publisher
German faith, American faithful : religion and ethnicity in the early American republic by Steven M Nolt( Archival Material )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
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