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All about the Amish : answers to common questions / Karen M. Johnson-Weiner.

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  • ISBN: 9781513806297
  • Physical Description: 117 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Harrisonburg, Virginia : Herald Press, [2020]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1: Who are the Amish? -- Are the Amish Christian? Where do the Amish come from? -- Who were the first Amish? -- When did the Amish come to America? Are there still Amish in Europe? -- What is the difference between Amish church and Mennonite? -- What does "Old Order Amish" mean? -- Not all Amish look alike. Are there different kinds of Amish? -- Where do the Amish live? -- Part 2: What are Amish church communities like? -- What is the Amish church? Where do they worship? -- How are Amish communities organized? -- What happens if there is disagreement within a community? -- How do you get to be an Amish minister or bishop? -- When do the Amish get baptized? What is baptism like in an Amish community? -- Can anyone join the Amish? -- What happens if someone leaves the Amish? -- Part 3: What does it mean to be "Plain"? -- Why do we call them the "Plain People"? -- What language do the Amish speak? -- Why don't the Amish use electricity? -- Why do they ride in cars but refuse to own them? -- Are there special Amish foods? How do they preserve things without refrigerators? -- Do the Amish pay taxes? -- Do the Amish vote? -- Why do Amish men have beards but no mustaches? -- Who tells the Amish how to dress, and why do they dress that way? -- Do the Amish go to doctors? -- Part 4: What is it like to grow up Amish? -- Do Amish children go to school? -- What do the Amish like to read? -- What is an Amish church service like? -- Why don't Amish dolls have faces? -- Why don't the Amish allow photos? -- What do the Amish do for fun? What are frolics? -- What holidays do the Amish celebrate? -- Part 5: What are Amish courtship and weddings like? -- What is Rumspringa? Is it true that all Amish teenagers leave home for a year to be "English"? -- Are Amish marriages arranged? What is an Amish wedding like? -- Part 6: What is life like for Amish adults? -- Are Amish women really submissive? -- What kind of work do Amish men and women do? -- What happens when people get old? -- Are there retirement communities? -- What are Amish funerals like? -- Part 7: What will Amish life be like in the future? -- What problems do the Amish face? -- What holds Amish communities together?
Summary, etc.:
"In All about the Amish, Amish expert Karen Johnson-Weiner answers the most commonly asked questions people have about the Old Order Amish. After more than thirty years of being friends with the Amish and studying their faith and culture, Johnson-Weiner offers authoritative answers to the most common questions about the unique Amish faith and lifestyle."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Amish > United States > Social life and customs.
Amish > United States > Social conditions.

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