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  • Amish

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    The Amish Who are the Amish? The Amish is a religious group, which lives in settlements in 22 states and Ontario, Canada. The oldest group of Old Order Amish, about 16-18,000 people live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The Amish stress humility, family, community, and separation from the world. Although Lancaster Amish is Pennsylvania Dutch, all Pennsylvania Dutch are not Amish. The Pennsylvania Dutch are natives of Central Pennsylvania, particularly Lancaster and its surrounding counties. Unlike

  • The Amish

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    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

  • Amish

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    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 Amish

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    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

  • The Amish

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    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. Courtship to the Amish is usually

  • Amish

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    Amish Awareness Session #2 Early ____________________________ (Childhood) 1. Birth a. Amish families have an average of seven children per family, although it is not uncommon for some families to have between thirteen and sixteen children. b. Children are often born at home and in birthing centers for the following reasons: • __________________ (Cost) - Amish do not carry medical insurance, and since most have 7-16 children, hospital bills can become quite expensive • ___________________ (Comfort)

  • The Amish Religion

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    The Amish religion is one of high standards. They strive to keep away from modernism and to keep the basic principles of their faith. The Amish live on their own and care for their own things without the help of outsiders. By isolating themselves from the modern world the Amish keep a strong faith. They have good values and try to continue showing those values through their children and grandchildren. The Amish believe in many of the same things that we as Catholics believe. They believe in the Holy

  • The Amish in Illinois

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    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

  • The History of the Amish

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    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

  • The Amish Community

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    Tourists from all over the world are fascinated by the Amish community and make a point to visit places like Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in order to try to gain an understanding to the mysterious people who stay “behind closed doors.” They do nothing to attract attention, except for having a culture unique to the rest of society. They isolate themselves from the outside world and aim to live the simplest lifestyle possible. Their way of life revolves around complete obedience to God, church, and