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Author: James P. Hurd,Donald B. Kraybill
ISBN13: 978-0271028668
Title: Horse-and-Buggy Mennonites: Hoofbeats of Humility in a Postmodern World (Pennsylvania German History and Culture)
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Publisher: Penn State University Press; illustrated edition edition (July 17, 2006)
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Horse-and-Buggy Mennonites: Hoofbeats of Humility in a Postmodern World (Pennsylvania German History and Culture) by James P. Hurd,Donald B. Kraybill



Especially insightful is the authors’ exploration of the connections between mobility and identity. Steven M. Nolt, Goshen College. Horse-and-Buggy Mennonites: Hoofbeats of Humility in a Postmodern World is a welcome addition to Anabaptist studies. The specialist and the undergraduate college student will profit from it. -B. Richard Page, American Journal of General Education. James P. Hurd is Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Bethel University. An anthropologist by training, he has done fieldwork in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and rural Pennsylvania.

Especially insightful is the authors’ exploration of the connections between mobility and identity. Donald B. Kraybill is Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow at Elizabethtown College's Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. Like the Amish, the Wengers operate private schools and speak Pennsylvania German, commonly known as Pennsilvaanisch Deitsch (Pennsylvania Dutch).

Pennsylvania German History and Culture. Kraybill and James P. Hurd. The boycott of this holiest of Mennonite customs was in direct response to Horning s decision to endorse the automobile after years of debate within the church. The resulting schism over opposing views of technology produced the group known as the Wenger Mennonites

Pennsylvania German History and Culture Series 7, Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society 40. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2006. Pennsylvania State University. B. Richard Page is an associate professor of German and linguistics at Pennsylvania State University. He is currently working on an oral history of the Anabaptists of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.

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As Kraybill and Hurd show, the Wengers have learned that it is impossible to maintain a truly static culture, and so examining the ways in which the Wengers cautiously and incrementally adapt to the ever-changing world around them is an invaluable case study of the gradual evolution of religious ritual in the face of modernity. Download this book Horse-and-buggy Mennonites: Hoofbeats of Humility in a Postmodern World. 83DF/0271028653 Horse-and-buggy. Sponsored High Speed Downloads. 8281 dl's @ 3252 KB/s.

On a May Sunday in 1927, progress and tradition collided at the Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church in eastern Pennsylvania when half the congregation shunned the cup of wine offered by Bishop Moses Horning. The boycott of this holiest of Mennonite customs was in direct response to Horning’s decision to endorse the automobile after years of debate within the church. The resulting schism over opposing views of technology produced the group known as the Wenger Mennonites.

In the nearly eighty years since the establishment of this church, the initial group of fifty dissenters has grown to a community of 16,000 Wenger Mennonites. They have large families and typically retain 95 percent or more of their youth. For many years their main community was based in Lancaster County, but in recent decades they have expanded into eight other states, with new communities most recently established in Iowa and Michigan. Despite their continued rejection of modern technology, the Wengers—popularly known as horse-and-buggy Mennonites—continue to thrive on their own terms.

In this first-of-its-kind study of the Wenger Mennonites, Kraybill and Hurd—a sociologist and an anthropologist—use cultural analysis to interpret the Wengers both in and outside Pennsylvania. They systematically compare the Wengers with other Mennonite groups as well as with the Amish, showing how relationships with these other groups have had a powerful impact on shaping the identity of the Wenger Mennonites in the Anabaptist world. As Kraybill and Hurd show, the Wengers have learned that it is impossible to maintain a truly static culture, and so examining the ways in which the Wengers cautiously and incrementally adapt to the ever-changing world around them is an invaluable case study of the gradual evolution of religious ritual in the face of modernity.

Reviews: 5
ME
I'm reading this for research for a writing project. But I'm finding it highly readable for something that could be very dry. There are plenty of quotes from "Horse and Buggy Mennonites" and I feel I'm really getting a good flavor of the life and ideologies of these extraordinary people. Exactly what I need to give depth and empathy to my character. Not only does it describe the details of daily life, but all the reasons why these measures and the opposition to modernisms support their theology. It's done objectively, with great respect and even a touch of humor.
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Also, the vendor from whom I purchased the book was very quick, and the used book was in better condition than described in my opinion.
Goodman
"Horse-andBuggy Mennonites" is an excellent, sympathetic, sociological study of one of the Mennonite subgroups in the US. On issues of community viability and love for the earth, the horse-and-buggy (Wenger) Mennonites can teach us lot. Kraybill is a student of various Mennonite groups and he applies all his skills in this presentation.
Tiv
Exceptionally well written analysis of the Wenger Mennonites. I have many families on the Wenger Mennonites as neighbors. One actually lent me this book to read. I had to have my own copy as a later reference. Very factual and reasonably up to date. Kraybill captures the essence and soul of this beautiful group.
Kiaile
Very accurately written!
Waiso
My sister is really interested in the Mennonites but has had trouble finding any good literature. I sent her this book and she raved about it and told me she leant it to her friend - also interested in Mennonites.

Thank-you for having such wide choices in literature.