An Introduction to Old Order and Conservative Mennonite Groups: People's Place Book, Issue 12
A leading scholar introduces and explains the history, lifestyle, customs, and beliefs of both the Old Order and the Conservative Mennonites—two growing separatist movements of Mennonites in North America today. Full of anecdotes and photographs.
This book tells a story which until now has not been available in such an interesting and comprehensive form. What holds these people together? Why are they growing in number? Where do they live? The Old Order Mennonites are less well known than the Amish, but are similar in many beliefs and practices. Some Old Order Mennonites drive horses and buggies. Others use cars for transportation. Conservative Mennonite groups vary a great deal, but in general espouse strong faith and family life and believe that how they live should distinguish them from the larger society around them.
The author details courtship and wedding practices, methods of worship, dress, transportation, and vocation. Never before has there been such an inside account of these people and their lives. The author spent years conferring and interviewing members of the various groups, trying to portray their history and their story in a fair and accurate manner. An enjoyable, educational, inspiring book.
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An Introduction to the Mennonites
Section One The Old Order Mennonites
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