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Amish: A Culture Worth Learning From - Social process theory views criminality as a function of people's interactions with organizations institutions and processes in society. Social process theorists believe that children learn to commit crime by interacting with, and modeling the behaviors of others they admire or respect. Social process theory focuses on upbringing and socialization, which stems from parents, peers, or teachers (Siegel, 2011, p. 13-14). American psychologist B.F. Skinner 1904-1990, developed social process theory he studied behaviorism, which included responses to environmental stimuli and the controlled scientific study of response....   [tags: Amish Culture]
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The Amish Secrets to Finances - Have you ever driven through a town filled with Amish families. If you answered yes than you can remember what it was like driving past the different homes, farms, and businesses. The homes are big and beautiful, but yet simple and unique. Some of the homes are even more admirable than yours, making you curious to how they can afford such a lovely home. As you continue to drive you notice hand-painted signs posted along the main road, advertising different businesses or trades. Some of the trades are just as simple as selling the different crops the family has grown, where other trades are more complex like selling hand-made quilts....   [tags: Amish in Society, Money, Taxes]
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Behind the Amish Closed Doors - Behind the Amish Closed Doors The Amish Church, which began more than 300 hundred years ago in Europe, is a spinoff of the Anabaptist Christians. This group organized into a separate branch of Protestantism at the end of the 17th century under the leadership of a Swiss Mennonite preacher from Berne named Jakob Ammann. Ammann urged his followers to live according to the practices of the early church and to reject modern European society. Ammann drew followers from throughout Europe, who eventually journeyed to the United States to escape religious persecution....   [tags: amish church, anabnaptis christians, buggy]
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Learning about Another Tribe: The Amish - The Holy Quran says, “O mankind. We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).” The God created and made us as nations and tribes that might know one else not to fight one else. The God not just created males and females to life in their area and death; he tells us to share other cultures and know other nations....   [tags: Amish, Islam, history,]
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The History of the Amish - The History of the Amish The Amish, who are also called “The Plain People” or Old Order Amish, originated in Switzerland in approximately 1525. They originated from a movement called the Anabaptist movement. Jacom Amman was the leader. This happened during the reformation in the16th Century Europe. They believed in holding on to traditions and keeping themselves separated from the world. He was stricter about this than other Anabaptists of that time. The Anabaptists were against the union of church and state and also against infant baptism....   [tags: Amish Culture Fundamentalist Religion Essays]
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The Religious World Of Amish Culture - The Religious World of Amish Culture Many tourists are fascinated by the Amish people and their culture. People from all over the world have gone to places like Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, trying to catch the meaning and the reason behind the Amish way of life. Throughout the 19th century Amish people have encountered some difficulties in practicing their religion and living they way they desired to. Disagreements did not only generated between the Amish people and the out side world, but also within their own community, as we have seen in the most significant one which led to an internal division of the Amish population....   [tags: Amish Religion] 1753 words
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Cultural Change and Survival in Amish Society - Cultural Change and Survival in Amish Society I. Introduction Watching the Amish riding their horse drawn carriages through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, you catch a glimpse of how life would have been 150 years ago. The Amish, without their electricity, cars, and television appear to be a static culture, never changing. This, however, is just an illusion. In fact, the Amish are a dynamic culture which is, through market forces and other means, continually interacting with the enormously tempting culture of America....   [tags: Amish Culture Sociology Essays]
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Amish Culture - All students should take notice and interest in cultural diversity. There are numerous different cultures in America. One in particular is the Amish culture, which I would like to familiarize you with. The Amish culture consists of many unique beliefs that makes their ways unlike that of any other culture. They lead a life of simplicity and yet have very harsh ways of doing things. The Amish is perhaps the most diverse culture in the entire United States. The Amish of Pennsylvania and Ohio greatly differ with the rest of American society....   [tags: Amish Culture Cultural Essays]
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The Amish in Illinois - Who are the Amish. Some may respond by simply saying people who ride in buggies and men who have beards. However, according to Clyde Browning, the author of Amish in Illinois they are “… a humble people living close to the teachings of the Bible and close to the soil, a people intent on clinging to the ways brought by their ancestors from Europe.” (pg xv, 5). There is a large population of Amish in Illinois who have had a great influence on the surrounding communities because of their religious beliefs and way of life....   [tags: strict and simplistic lifestyle] 1631 words
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The Amish Religion - ... Masses are held in the homes of people in the community. They alternate every week to a new home. Mass takes place in the home because of their early persecution when they could not safely hold mass in a church. You can tell whose home mass is at that week because you will see 15-20 buggies sitting outside. During mass the Amish will sing from their hymnal book the Ausbund. The Ausbund is a book filled with hymns that were written by some of the early Anabaptists when they were held prisoner (Erik)....   [tags: modernism, faith, principles]
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The Amish - Kraybill, Donald. The Amish and the State. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993. The Amish and the State is wrote with the intent to identify the cultural values and social organizations of the Amish order along with how the traditional values of the Amish counteracted with the modernity of the state. This book covers the most prominent aspects of the Amish order dating all the way back to their very existence during the Radical Reformation in the sixteenth century. It entitles one to see and feel the persecution the Amish order has faced since 1525....   [tags: essays research papers] 2597 words
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The Amish - In the mid the seventeenth century, the Amish movement was founded in Europe at the time of the Protestant Reformation. They are derived from a group impatient with the pace of reform in the existing churches. One of the main issues is baptism. A group of Anabaptists practise adult baptism. Religion is the basis of Amish life. They believe they must obey God at all times. To the Amish family, life is highly valued. Like other aspects of Amish life, it conforms to traditional attitudes and values....   [tags: Religion] 538 words
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The Amish Community - ... For teens today, this means cars, alcohol, drugs, partying, sex, pornography, dancing, and television. (Mazie, 745, 749). Rumspringa can last for several years and ends once the individual chooses to come back into the community and accept full responsibility of following the Amish way of life. (The Future of the Amish, 1). He or she is baptized and joins the church only if he or she genuinely wants to; no one can be forced into it (Mazie, 745, 749). Rumspringa is commonly misunderstood by Americans and is seen by them as a time for Amish teens to abandon all morals and go completely crazy....   [tags: tourism, pennsylvania, lancaster county]
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The Amish - The Amish Both the Amish and the Mennonites were part of the early Anabaptist movement in Europe, which took place at the time of the Reformation. The Anabaptists believed that only adults who had confessed their faith should be baptized, and that they should remain separate from the larger society. Many of the early Anabaptists were put to death by both Catholics and Protestants, and many others fled to the mountains of Switzerland and southern Germany. Then began the Amish tradition of farming and holding their worship services in homes instead of in churches....   [tags: Papers] 1346 words
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History of the Amish in Canada - The term “Amish” was first used when a man by the name Jakob Ammann led a group of people who conformed to his beliefs and objected those of the Swiss brotherhood. This started the sect of Mennonite Christianity known as the Amish. From this point, Mennonite and Amish people began migrating to America. The initial cause for Jakob’s decision to sever ties with the Anabaptist was a lack of discipline within the church. During the eighteenth century, due to religious wars and poverty, the Amish community began to migrate across the continent of America....   [tags: Mennonite Christianity, religious cultures] 1389 words
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Healthcare for the Amish and Mennonite Culture - There are many different cultures throughout the world. They each have their own distinct customs and beliefs relating to marriage, rites of passage, conflict resolutions, education etc... The most interesting aspect of each culture is how they incorporate their religious beliefs into the healthcare they receive. Some cultures are not affected by their religious beliefs when dealing with healthcare. They are not regulated in the terms of medical procedures and practices they can obtain from healthcare professionals....   [tags: religious belief, plain people]
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History and Practices of the Amish Religion - The Amish Religion History of the Religion Developed from the Radical Reformation in the 1300’s, a group was formed called the Anabaptists. These Anabaptists were a joint group between the Mennonites, the Hutterites, and the Amish. The Amish people came from a split in the Swiss Mennonites in 1693 when a man named Jacob Amman and his supporters left their church to begin their own. Jacob Amman was born in Switzerland as an Anabaptist in 1644, and is considered the founder of the Amish religion....   [tags: anabaptists, shunning, beliefs] 1368 words
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The Amish and The First Amendment - When our forefathers were forming our new nation in 1776, they wrote the first amendment so that any religion, no matter what principles they are based on, would have equal rights in America. Opinions though, make the first amendment very difficult to be followed. People usually have one mind set, to follow what they believe and stereotype everyone else. “These stereotypes are the archenemies of learning” (Wagner 6). Learning is the basis of life. By stereotyping though, the less common religions, like Amish, are less noticed....   [tags: Religion]
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The Differences Between Mennonites and Amish - Who are the so-called “Plain People”. Without sufficient insight and research, one might presume the Amish and the Mennonites to merely be interchangeable terms for a group that is essentially one in the same. This assumption is, no doubt, an incorrect perception. Although expressed in very different ways, both share a commitment to nonviolence and desire to live simply. In fact, the Amish broke away from the Mennonites, who were believed to be too liberal for the Amish’s penchant. The two diverse factions share numerous similarities; however, the Amish and Mennonites do not look eye to eye on certain beliefs and values regarding modern technology, apparel, urban civilization, punishments,...   [tags: Dress Code, Modernization]
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Taking a Look at Amish Extremism - The Amish, an Anabaptist group that lives mainly on the east coast in Pennsylvania and Maryland, may be seen by the everyday American as a tad unconventional, but peaceful all the same. It can be disputed whether or not you would call the Amish lifestyle “extreme”. Extremism in context means outside the societal norms of everyday living. Although there are connotations that all extremist groups are aggressive and hazardous towards society, this is not always the case. The alternative lifestyle of the Amish is in fact “extreme” due to their living conditions, religion, world views, and educational system....   [tags: Anabaptist group in America]
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Pre and Postnatal Care for the Amish - ... Labor & Birth Almost all Amish communities have a birthing center where nearly all Amish births occur, while some choose to have home births. IVs are available for use if desired, but are completely optional. Fetal heart rate monitoring is usually done via Doppler at set intervals. Nearly all furniture for the birthing center, such as: bed frames, bassinets, tables, cabinets, etc. is made from Amish craftsmen from within the community (Showalter, 2000). Labor and childbirth are a private matter to Amish families with only the mother, father, and few midwives attending....   [tags: medical, pregnency, labor] 958 words
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An Inside Look at the Amish Culture - What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of Amish folk. From a personal perspective I think of old times dresses, horse drawn buggies, beards, farm lands and an extremely religious set of people. While I have not had the chance of actually sitting down with people that are Amish, I have had experiences with them from a distance, as to gain some knowledge on this front. As we submerge into the basics of this wondrous culture we will learn the origins of the Amish culture, why they hold religion so deeply and how their religion ties all aspects of their culture together: Humility and obedience are twin virtues in Amish culture....   [tags: religious lifestyles and societies]
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The Counterculture of the Amish: A Fundamentalist Perspective - “They call themselves the Plain People. The men and women known as the Old Order Amish till their fields with horse and plow, travel by horse and buggy, and live without electricity or telephones” (Egenes xiii). In the technologically advanced and modern world we live in today, the word “plain” is extinct from contemporary culture. It is hard to imagine a life without the present-day conveniences that American society tends to take for granted on a daily basis. A world without telephones, electricity, computers and television is almost unfathomable in America, however, not to the Amish....   [tags: Culture ]
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The Amish Culture and Its History - A look into the Amish culture begins during the time of the Reformation in 16th century Europe. It all began when several groups of the Catholic Church broke off because of their different religious beliefs, convictions, and values. From this split, the Mennonite’s, also known as Anabaptists, were formed. Contrary to Catholicism, the Anabaptists believed that followers should only be baptized if they choose to continue following the Christian faith into adulthood. In 1623, the founder of the Mennonite’s, Menno Simmons, authored the Mennonite Dordrecht Confession of a Faith which outlined the principles of the Mennonite faith....   [tags: rules, group, order, youth, norms] 1502 words
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The Amish Way of Life - Many, who have never had the opportunity to witness the Amish culture, may be simply missing out on one of the simplest ways of life. Dressing like they never made the turn of the century, having a horse as the main means of transportation, and not having a camera on hand to take family photos may be just a few of the things that we often observe about the Amish culture from our point of view. But, have we ever just stopped and thought about the reason of why they act the way that they do. In today’s time, we are often guilty to judge others at a rate that is faster than the rate that we actually “walk in someone else’s shoes.” I chose the Amish culture because I had the opportunity to trav...   [tags: Nothern US, aimsh culture, jacob ammann]
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Amish Weddings - As a blushing bride walks down the aisle of a church with tears of joy in her eyes and dressed an expensive white gown, her future husband stands and waits to kiss his wife. This couple has been engaged for several months, and during that time all the details of this day have been perfectly planned: the date of the ceremony, the venue, the flowers, and even the colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses. This is the day that every girl dreams of experiencing. However, if that girl is of the Amish faith, her wedding day will not be as extravagant....   [tags: Culture ]
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Old Order Amish in the Modern World - You’re on vacation in rural Ohio en route to your bed and breakfast when your GPS has lost signal and you take a wrong turn down a dirt road. You start to notice the modern looking farm buildings but there are no power poles with electricity running to these quaint farms. Next thing you know you are being passed by a black buggy driven by a muscular horse and you think to yourself that the gentleman driving with his plain black hat, white shirt, black pants, and a full beard must be from back in time....   [tags: religion, anabaptist]
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Amish Lifestyle in the Film Devil's Playground - Amish lifestyle is a very strict and limited lifestyle in which the Amish people choose to live a life that is very sheltered from the outside world. They have very limited electronic access and do not drive typical cars that most Americans drive. They all live basically with the same goals and family values. The male works and brings home the supplies necessary for living while the female is tasked with raising the family and providing meals and household duties. Amish families are typically very large and in many ways, they do practice many of the same activities non-Amish people do....   [tags: values, family, communication, freedom] 585 words
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Amish Culture in the Film Devil's Playground - When an adolescent in the Amish culture turns sixteen, they are encouraged to pursue “Rumspringa”- a period of time to go experience the English world, free from traditional Amish restrictions. The intention of this exposure is to give teenagers the experience of life outside the restrictive Amish community and truly decide if they want to join the Amish church and its traditions or live in the English world. During this period, parents and elders of the Amish church allow children to be their own authority....   [tags: traditional, church, authority, standards] 774 words
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Resisting the World: Hasidic and Amish Life - The most fascinating branches of a religion are often the most extreme, the most different from the mainstream denomination. Two such groups are Hasidic Jews and the Amish, a sect of Christianity. Shown a picture of a member of one of these sects, the average person would not be able to identify to which group he belonged. However, though “their shared style of dress does indeed reflect shared values of piety, extreme traditionalism, and separation,” these groups are extremely different(“A Brief Introduction”)....   [tags: religious extremism, extremist]
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First, Let’s Check With the Amish - We had done a prodigious amount of structural work by the time the third century of the Clark tenure at Comfort Island began in 2000. We had invested eight years in our restoration program, and most of the work didn’t do much to improve the outward appearance aside from the new dock and cement work. Kira was a catalyst in strongly suggesting that it was time to initiate a few projects that would make the place look better. We painted the porch walls, ceilings, decks and the white trim on the window moldings and railings....   [tags: personal narrative] 618 words
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Amish Tradition of Rumspringa in the Film Devil's Playground - In the Amish world, children are brought up following all Amish family traditions and church traditions. At age 16, Amish teenagers do away with these traditions for several months to several years and go out into the “English”, modern world to experience what life is like outside of the Amish community in a tradition called Rumspringa. The hopes of Rumspringa are that Amish teenagers will see the evil in the modern world and turn back to the Amish church and community and will choose to be baptized into the faith....   [tags: evil, church, community, parenting] 825 words
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Maintaining the Amish Cultural Identity - What is it that makes a culture of people separate themselves from the world and everything that it has to offer. Some people think that it is because they do not like the direction the world is heading in. Others believe that society does not accept them for the person that they want to be. But in some cases the reason is as simple as religion. The Amish is a perfect example of a traditional culture that has sustained themselves in America for over three hundred years. Their belief in the bible is the bases for their structured lives, specifically Romans 12 of the Old Testament, “Do not be conformed to this world”.*** Trying to maintain their cultural identity will prove to be a challe...   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays] 1297 words
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Rumspringa: Role Conflict Within The Amish Youth Community - The Amish culture in general try to withhold the same traditions, values, and language as the original Amish. This individual Amish subculture in Indiana displayed in the Devil's Playground goes to show just how culturally diverse society can be. Though the ultimate desire of the Amish is to be a good example of Christ, the community encourages a positive deviance of their teenagers called Runspringa. Starting at age sixteen Amish teens are allowed the opportunity to explore the English world to better educate their decision to commit their life to the church and the simple way of living or leave the community turning to a life of relative deviance....   [tags: Religious Teachings] 738 words
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Amish - The Amish the “Plain People” My article is on the Amish Community and their vague and simplified way of life. Most of my essay will emphasize the culture and tradition of the Amish. According to the Pennsylvania, Dutch Country Welcome Center, “ The Amish are a religious group who live in the settlements in 22 states and in Ontario Canada. The oldest groups of old order Amish, about 16- to 18,000 live in Landcaster County PA. These people stress humility, family and separation from the rest of the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 537 words
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The Presentation of the Amish Community in the Film Witness - The Presentation of the Amish Community in the Film Witness In this essay I am looking at how the use of lighting, music, camera angles, tension and comedy all contributed towards highlighting the differences between the Amish community and the normal American public. I will do this by looking at these different devices that the director Peter Weir uses in the film. He uses all of the above techniques to influence the audience into seeing the Amish and American presented as direct contrasts....   [tags: Papers] 1119 words
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Amish Business Relations - Amish Business Relations The Amish are a group of people that teach separation from the outside world. A group that originated from Switzerland is centered in the United States and Canada. Their rules as a society require farming and personal simplicity as their way of life. the luxury of having electricity and telephones are not accepted in this odd way of life. Their transportation is reduced to horse and carriages as a way for them to remain simple. These old order Amish traditions are very strictly enforced....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework] 550 words
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Amish Culture in a High Tech Society - In modern day American culture, it is probably safe to say that it is very hard, if not next to impossible for most American youth to live without communication technology. That being said, once we are introduced to and become accustomed to living with and using it, it becomes difficult to function without it. We may quickly become addicted. This is especially true with technology such as texting, Facebook, and cell phone calls being most young people’s main means of communication. With the technology industry booming, and new models of phones and computers being manufactured, marketed, and sold in mass quantities every day, it would be hard for most Americans to imagine a culture...   [tags: Dark Side of Technology 2014]
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Comparing Amish and North American Society - Comparing Amish and North American Society We can compare Amish society as seen in the movie Witness to North American society to decide which is more ideal. An ideal society is one where there is a strong sense of community among all the members. Education prepares children for life; therefore the type of education a child receives will change the society in the next generation. Although education is valued in both societies, its focus is much different. The Laws of a society reflect the values of a community, and it shows what they consider to be right and wrong....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast] 936 words
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Amish Gone Wild - Amish Gone Wild The main point of this video was to show how the lives of Amish teens are changed drastically when between the ages of 16 and 21 they are faced with a whole new lifestyle. This then leads them to face a very difficult decision. Durring the ages of 16 and 21, Amish teens are 'let lose' or able to live the life that English children live. They can move out, get their license, wear normal clothes and party on a regular basis. Then after this is over with they must make their decision, they can either continue to live the life of an English person and basically be free, or they can join the church and give their lives to God and the Amish ways....   [tags: essays research papers] 794 words
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Collective Conscience, Collective Representation, and Social Currents: The Amish Rumspringa - Collective Conscience, Collective Representations, and Social Currents: The events that the young Amish will be apart of during Rumspringa appear to be similar to what an English person, like you or I, is showed to during high school and college. The problem with Rumspringa is that the Amish are very unexposed to our sort of lifestyle their entire lives, that when they finally get to experience it for themselves, they tend to have over exposure. There are two categories of solidarity that we have discussed throughout class, one being mechanical, and the other organic....   [tags: solidarity, society, lifestyle] 1093 words
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An Ethnographic Study of Social Change in Amish Society - An Ethnographic Study of Social Change in Amish Society On March 23, 1998, I carried out an interview and field observation to confirm a previous hypothesis on Amish social change and survival. I hypothesized, based on library research and personal experience, that Amish society was not static but dynamic and affected by many factors such as economics and cultural survival. In order to check the validity of my hypothesis I arranged to spend a full Sunday (March 23, 1998), with an Amish family....   [tags: Religion Culture Heritage Papers]
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The Hallmarks of Religious Shunning - Social support withdrawn. Friendship cessation. A family disowns its own. A community turns its back. These are the hallmarks of religious shunning. Because many people have never dealt with a repressive religion, they may not understand the concept of ‘being cast out.’ A person who experiences religious shunning may suffer many turbulent emotions and phases. Many ex-followers may endure extreme disbelief and fear during their initial shunning. Similarly, shunned members may experience turmoil and extreme depression after being shunned....   [tags: turbulent emotions, amish]
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Difficult Dialects: Pennsylvania Dutch - ... Frey wrote what is considered one of the best books on Pennsylvania Dutch, and in his book he covered history, phonology, morphology, syntax, word formation, and vocabulary (4,5). One of the biggest influences of the language has been religion, causing many “Bible-words”. An example of this would be found in the word for flesh being the opposite of spirit (14). Another big influence was the economic level in which most of the Pennsylvania Dutch speakers grew up in. Most were agricultural workers and were peasants, who had few to no elegances of life or of speech....   [tags: linguistics, Amish, Mennonites]
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Traditional Rumspringa in Devil's Playground Documentary - Devil’s Playground is a documentary following the lives of several different Amish teens in LaGrange County, Indiana. The film shows the teens during a period in their lives known as rumspringa. At the age of sixteen, Amish teenagers can leave the Amish world to experience the modern world. The teens stay in this lifestyle until they decide they are ready to be baptized and officially join the Amish church as adults. The concept of rumspringa is extremely controversial and has many aspects that seem troubling to outsiders....   [tags: church, world, lifestyle, teens, amish] 592 words
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Healthcare and Religious Beliefs - In healthcare organizations, medical staff must conform to their hospital and their country’s code of conduct. Not only do they have to meet set standards, they must also take their patient into consideration. When making a decision upon a patient, medical staff must recognize religious backgrounds and spiritual beliefs. By understanding a patients’ beliefs and their belief system, a medical worker can give the patient their deserved medical assistance without overstepping boundaries or coming off as offensive....   [tags: traditonal healers, amish]
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The Clash Between Amish Culture and Modern American Culture in the Film Witness - The Clash Between Amish Culture and Modern American Culture in the Film Witness Witness is a mix of genres; it has romance, action, is part murder/detective story, and is a thriller. The aim of the director, Peter Weir, is to show the clash of cultures between the Amish and the Modern American culture. Peter Weir the director likes to place characters into an unusual situation like in this film he has a Pennsylvanian cop, John Book, having to hide and live in an Amish community....   [tags: Papers] 2129 words
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Horse as a Way of Transportation - When someone asks you to go somewhere, you may consider multiple ways of doing so. One way that might come to mind is to go by car. It is the most common way of transportation in the world today. Other ways you might consider may include walking, biking, taking a bus, airplane, or even train. One thing that does not occur to people, though, is traveling by horse. Some places in the United States, however, do still use horses in their everyday life. These places may include Amish country and other small, rural, old-fashioned societies....   [tags: amish country, horse, pony express, cars]
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Literate or Culturally Literate - To be successful in the world today literacy is vital. But what is the definition of Literacy. According to Merriam Webster it is “the quality or state of being literate”, but can it also be expanded and redefined as Culturally Literate “the ability to understand and appreciate the similarities and differences in the customs, values, and beliefs of one’s own culture the cultures of others. This essay will utilize the writings of Fishman, Mary Ann Zehr, and Jean Piaget to compare the definition of literacy by mainstream society to that of the Amish culture....   [tags: Literacy ]
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