New in Anabaptist Studies


The AmishThe Amish—the companion book to the American Experience documentary on PBS—takes an in-depth look into Amish life in America.

Publisher’s Weekly says of The Amish: “The authors successfully address the seeming exoticism of the Amish without sensationalism . . . The scholarship is enlivened with quotes and personal anecdotes, and the final section on the future of the Amish raises fascinating questions, even for casual readers.”

Hopkins Digital Shorts,
Chapter Excerpts from The Amish

From Rumspringa to Marriage In this digital short, the authors consider the nuances of this important rite of passage into Amish adulthood.

The Amish and Technology This digital short explores the complicated relationship between the Amish and technology today.


More Titles in Anabaptist Studies

An Introduction to German Pietism: Protestant Renewal at the Dawn of Modern Europe Provides a scholarly investigation of a movement that changed the history of Protestantism.

Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon  The definitive study on the history, meaning, art, and commerce of Amish quilts. Forthcoming in Fall 2013.

Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites during the Great War  Documents the disturbing history of four pacifists imprisoned for their refusal to serve during World War I. Forthcoming in Fall 2013.

Rise of the Bonnet Ripper

weaver-zercher rev comp.inddIn her article in the Los Angeles Review of Books,  Valerie Weaver-Zercher, author of Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels, educates readers on the phenomenon of the bonnet ripper.

“The promise of the cover is borne out by the content: an engaging analysis of ‘bonnet rippers’ and their audience.”Shelf Awareness

Amish Conference at the Young Center

Elizabethtown College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies will host Amish America: Plain Technology in a Cyber World , a conference highlighting the challenges and impact of new technology on manufacturing, family life, consumption, medicine, and leisure for Amish and other plain communities in North America, June 6-8, 2013.


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