Rod Janzen, Max Stanton's The Hutterites in North America PDF

By Rod Janzen, Max Stanton

ISBN-10: 0801894891

ISBN-13: 9780801894893

One of many longest-lived communal societies in North the US, the Hutterites have constructed multifaceted communitarian views on every thing from clash answer and decision-making practices to criteria of dwelling and deal with the aged. This compellingly written publication deals a glimpse into the complicated and sundry lives of the approximately 500 North American Hutterite communities.

North American Hutterites at the present time quantity round 50,000 and feature universal roots with and ideology similar to the Amish and different previous Order Christians. This ancient research and anthropological research attracts on present learn, basic resources, and over 25 years of the authors' interplay with Hutterite groups to recount the group's actual and non secular trip from its 16th-century founding in jap Europe and its close to disappearance in Transylvania within the 1760s to its overdue 19th-century transplantation to North the United States and into the trendy period. It explains how the Hutterites discovered artistic how you can deal with social and financial alterations over greater than 5 centuries whereas conserving to the foundations and cultural values embedded of their faith.

Religious students, anthropologists, and historians of the US and the Anabaptist faiths will locate this objective-yet-appreciative account of the Hutterites' exact North American tradition to be a important and engaging examine either one of the faith and of a manageable replacement to modern day capitalism.

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