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    DescriptionDonald B. Kraybill has spent his career among Anabaptist groups, gaining an unparalleled understanding of these traditionally private people. Kraybill shares that deep knowledge in this succinct overview of the beliefs and cultural practices of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites in North America. Found throughout Canada, Central America, Mexico, and the United States, these religious communities include more than 200 different groups with 800,000 members in 17 countries. Through 340 short entries, Kraybill offers readers information on a wide range of topics related to religious views and social practices. With thoughtful consideration of how these diverse communities are related, this compact reference provides a brief and accurate synopsis of these groups in the twenty-first century. No other single volume provides such a broad overview of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites in North America. Organized for ease of searching-with a list of entries, a topic finder, an index of names, and ample cross-references-the volume also includes abundant resources for accessing additional information. Wide in scope, succinct in content, and with directional markers along the way, the Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites is a must-have reference for anyone interested in Anabaptist groups.


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    Title
    Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donald B. Kraybill
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801896576
    ISBN 10: 0801896576
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRA, HRCC9
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 42
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15420
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: REL002000
    DC22: 289.7
    B&T Approval Code: A13806019
    BISAC V2.8: REL054000, REL043000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BX4931.3 .C67 2010
    Thema V1.0: GBC, QRA, QRMB3
    Illustrations note
    12 line drawings
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    12 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Donald B. Kraybill is a Distinguished College Professor and senior fellow in the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania. Widely recognized for his work on Anabaptist groups, he has authored and edited many books, including The Riddle of Amish Culture and The Amish and the State, both published by Johns Hopkins. Professor Kraybill is the editor of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies series, also published by Johns Hopkins.
    Review quote
    Its 340 amply referenced entries, bibliography and directory of groups will help scholars, students, historians, church leaders-and the just plain curious-to trace the ties that bind these characteristically private communities. Lancaster Sunday News 2010 Any spirituality collection and many a general lending library will find this a key reference for any interested in Anabaptist groups. Midwest Book Review 2011 Well written and concise... Kraybill's book is current and compact which provides a helpful and easily accessible resource in one volume. -- Conrad Stoesz Mennonite Historian 2011 This encyclopedia should be in every library that includes Mennonite materials or that has a general religion collection. Outstanding bibliography. Essential. Choice 2011 A succinct guide for journalists, students, scholars, and others... Kraybill's book is current and compact, providing helpful and easily accessible information in one volume. -- Conrad Stoesz Mennonite Brethren Herald 2011