The latest edition of the Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies was recently released. It can be viewed in full here.

japas-logoThis open source journal features academic articles on the Amish, Old Order Mennonites and other Plain Anabaptist groups, and also contains regular book reviews. This is the seventh issue since the journal debuted in 2013.

All previous issues can be found here and are available online for free. You can also read an interview with one of the founders, Cory Anderson, here.

Articles in the latest issue cover an attempt by Amish to settle Honduras in the 1960s and 1970s, two Hutterite topics (a comparison of colony layout and housing in different Hutterite groups, and the role of the teacher-principal in Hutterite schools), a defense lawyer’s view of the Amish beard-cutting case, and several book reviews, including of a revised 3rd edition of A History of the Amish by Steven Nolt.