The Hutterites in North America (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies)

The Hutterites in North America (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies)

One of the longest-lived communal societies in North the USA, the Hutterites have built multifaceted communitarian views on every little thing from clash answer and decision-making practices to criteria of dwelling and take care of the aged. This compellingly written publication bargains a glimpse into the complicated and sundry lives of the approximately 500 North American Hutterite communities.

North American Hutterites at the present time quantity round 50,000 and feature universal roots with and ideology similar to the Amish and different outdated Order Christians. This old research and anthropological research attracts on latest study, fundamental resources, and over 25 years of the authors' interplay with Hutterite groups to recount the group's actual and religious trip from its 16th-century founding in jap Europe and its close to disappearance in Transylvania within the 1760s to its past due 19th-century transplantation to North the US and into the fashionable period. It explains how the Hutterites stumbled on inventive how one can deal with social and monetary alterations over greater than 5 centuries whereas protecting to the foundations and cultural values embedded of their faith.

Religious students, anthropologists, and historians of the USA and the Anabaptist faiths will locate this objective-yet-appreciative account of the Hutterites' specified North American tradition to be a invaluable and engaging learn either one of the faith and of a practicable replacement to modern day capitalism.

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