Who Are the Plain Anabaptists? What Are the Plain Anabaptists?

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dc.creator Anderson, Cory
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-17T21:11:36Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-17T21:11:36Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies v. 1, no. 1 (2013), p. 26-71. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2471-6383
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.18061/1811/54897
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/54897
dc.description.abstract I define the plain Anabaptists by answering two essential questions: “Who are the plain Anabaptists” and “What are the plain Anabaptists?” In asking “Who are the plain Anabaptists?” I investigate several dimensions of identity. First, I trace the history of seven religious traditions within Anabaptism: the Swiss Brethren/Mennonites, the Low German/Russian Mennonites, the Hutterites, the Amish, the Brethren, the Apostolic Christian Churches, and the Bruderhof. Second, I explore three categories of people in each group—mainline, conservative, and Old Order—describing the last two as “plain.” Third, I explore scales and indices on which plainness is measured, as well as other measures of who the plain Anabaptist people are. In asking “What are the plain Anabaptists?” I define several ways social scientists conceptualize and describe the plain Anabaptists. I organize the sundry definitions and frames under three categories: the plain Anabaptists as a religious group, as an ethnicity, and as a social system. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Ohio State University. Libraries en_US
dc.rights The author retains copyright ownership of this article. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the author. en_US
dc.subject Mennonite en_US
dc.subject Amish en_US
dc.subject Brethren en_US
dc.subject Hutterite en_US
dc.subject Apostolic Christian en_US
dc.subject Bruderhof en_US
dc.subject religious traditions en_US
dc.subject ethnicity en_US
dc.subject social system en_US
dc.title Who Are the Plain Anabaptists? What Are the Plain Anabaptists? en_US
dc.type Article en_US