Amish Way Patient Faith in a Perilous World

ISBN-10: 111815276X
ISBN-13: 9781118152768
Edition: 2010
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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.

Preface
Searching for Amish Spirituality
A Peculiar Way
Spiritual Headwaters
The Amish Way of Community
Losing Self
Joining Church
Worshiping God
Living Together
The Amish Way in Everyday Life
Children
Family
Possessions
Nature
Evil
Sorrow
Amish Faith and the Rest of Us
The Things That Matter
Acknowledgments
The Amish of North America
Amish Lectionary
Rules of a Godly Life
Notes
References
The Authors
Index

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