On the Backroad to Heaven: Old Order Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren

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JHU Press, Sep 3, 2002 - Religion - 352 pages
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On the Backroad to Heaven is a unique guide to the world of Old Order Anabaptist groups. Focusing on four Old Order communitiesóthe Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and BrethrenóDonald B. Kraybill and Carl Desportes Bowman provide a fascinating overview of their culture, growth, and distinctive way of life. Following a general introduction to Old Order culture, they show how each group uses a different strategy to create and sustain its identity. The Hutterites, for example, keep themselves geographically segregated from the larger society, whereas the Brethren interact more freely with it. The Amish and Mennonites are more alike in how they engage the outside world, adopting a complex but flexible strategy of compromise that produces an evolving canon of social and religious rules. This first comparative study sketches the differences as well as the common threads that bind these groups together.

  

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Contents

The Old Road to Heaven
1
The Hutterites
20
The Mennonites
60
The Amish
101
The Brethren
137
Common Convictions
179
Four Roads to Heaven
213
Preserving a Pilgrim People
236
Ironies of a Postmodern Journey
258
Notes
281
Selected References
309
Index
323
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About the author (2002)

Donald B. Kraybill is Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow in the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania. Widely recognized for his work on Anabaptist groups, he has authored and edited many books, including The Riddle of Amish Culture and The Amish and the State, both available from Johns Hopkins. Carl Desportes Bowman is a professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Bridgewater College. Nationally recognized for his scholarship and publications on Brethren groups, he is the author of Brethren Society: The Cultural Transformation of a Peculiar People, also available from Johns Hopkins.

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