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Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites 1st Edition

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An extraordinarily useful book... a valuable text for anyone interested in the North American, twenty-first century heirs of the sixteenth century Anabaptists.

(Richard Hughes Brethren in Christ Life and Thought)

Its 340 amply referenced entries, bibliography and directory of groups will help scholars, students, historians, church leaders―and the just plain curious―to trace the ties that bind these characteristically private communities.

(Lancaster Sunday News)

Any spirituality collection and many a general lending library will find this a key reference for any interested in Anabaptist groups.

(Midwest Book Review)

Well written and concise... Kraybill's book is current and compact which provides a helpful and easily accessible resource in one volume.

(Conrad Stoesz Mennonite Historian)

This encyclopedia should be in every library that includes Mennonite materials or that has a general religion collection. Outstanding bibliography. Essential.

(Choice)

A succinct guide for journalists, students, scholars, and others... Kraybill's book is current and compact, providing helpful and easily accessible information in one volume.

(Conrad Stoesz Mennonite Brethren Herald)

A valuable and up to date window... offers a factual, realistic and thoughtful portrait of communities whose lives and beliefs are as hard-nosed as anyone else's... It holds its own, too, with many online sources that exist.

(Stuart Hannabuss Reference Reviews)

Kraybill and his life work bring us great gifts of information on Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites, information both scholarly and popular. The encyclopedia is another of those gifts.

(Theron F. Schlabach Mennonite Quarterly Review)

About the Author

Donald B. Kraybill is a 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 published by Johns Hopkins. Professor Kraybill is the editor of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies series, also published by Johns Hopkins.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (October 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801896576
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801896576
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #974,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Donald B. Kraybill, Ph.D., is senior fellow at the Young Center of Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa. Among his many publications, he has authored, coauthored, or edited eight books on Amish society. The Riddle of Amish Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001)is his flagship book that explains why the Amish are thriving. Amish Grace and The Amish Way (both by Jossey-Bass) explore Amish forgiveness and spirituality. His Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites and Mennonites is the only book that provides an overview of some 200 Anabaptist groups in North America. Kraybill's The Upside-Down Kingdom, which won the Religious Book of the Year Award, in print for more that thirty years, it is still widely read. His books have been translated into more than half a dozen languages. The Young Center, where he is based, is the premiere national institute for Amish studies. Kraybill's commentary on Amish life has been featured in dozens of broadcast and print media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian (London), The Australian, Newsweek, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, NPR, and BBC Radio to name a few.

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At least they put the word 'concise' in the title. That's their clue to you the reader not to expect normal detailed encyclopedic entries in this book. And there are no pictures. Also, the entries rely heavily on internet sources such as GAMEO, which isn't necessarily bad in itself, but tends to disappoint as anyone with a computer could find the same information readily on the web, and for free. If you're looking for a resource with new research or information, or with thorough scholarly entries like you would expect from a 'non-concise' encyclopedia, this book isn't for you.
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I am Brethren and my family has a long history of being Brethren so this book helps me to know about some of my family history. Excellent book.
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What a neat book to add to the collection. Non-bias, easy to read & search, 1,000's of good references. High cost but matched by quality.
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I love history and so it was very interesting to read indepth about the beliefs if the Amish, Memmonites, Brethern and Hutterites.
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By A. Craig on December 29, 2014
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Nice addition to my collection of books about the Amish

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