- The late John A. Hostetler was raised in the Amish faith. He was a founding director of the Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, and a former professor of anthropology and sociology at Temple University.
- This work is one of the foundational works for the English study of the Amish culture.
- Dimensions: 9 1/2" x 6"
- 435 pages
- Numerous black & white photographs and illustrations
- Printed in the USA
Amish Society (fourth edition)
This classic work by John Hostetler takes the reader inside Amish culture and explains the nature of Amish religious beliefs and ceremonies, community and family life, tensions with worldly values, and interactions with outsiders. He offers updated information on a variety of topics, including Amish population trends, land use and farming practices, and relations with the state.