Summary: Examines the Amish community's intention to forgive the man who killed five Amish children at the West Nickel Mines School in Pennsylvania in 2006, discussing how the Amish concept of forgiveness is part of their belief in pardon and reconciliation.
Publisher / Publication Date: Jossey-Bass 2007
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 KRA
Summary: "A sensitive and realistic look at the spiritual life and practices of the AmishThis second book by the authors of the award-winning Amish Grace sheds further light on the Amish, this time on their faith, spirituality, and spiritual practices. They interpret the distinctive practices of the Amish way of life and spirituality in their cultural context and explore their applicability for the...
Publisher / Publication Date: Jossey-Bass 2010
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 248.4 KRA
Summary: The authors argue that the intensely private and insular Amish have devised creative ways to negotiate with modernity that have enabled them to thrive in America. The transformation of the Amish in the American imagination from "backward bumpkins" to media icons poses provocative questions. What does the Amish story reveal about the American character, popular culture, and mainstream values?...
Publisher / Publication Date: Johns Hopkins University Press 2013