11 responses to Cory Anderson on the Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies
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    Robin McGowan
    Comment on JAPAS (July 29th, 2013 at 06:42)


    I would be very interested in a copy of the Journal. Is there some way to subscribe to JAPAS or obtain the inaugural copy? Thank You

    • Robin as for a regular subscription, I would check the number for the New Order publisher listed above, at the least they provide hard copies if that is what you have in mind.

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      Sandra Kathleen
      Comment on To Robin (July 29th, 2013 at 08:37)

      To Robin

      Robin, what I did was to go to the URL provided above. This takes you to the whole journal, but it’s broken into PDF sections. So, I copied and pasted the whole of the first set of PDFs (essentially the Table of Contents for the Journal) into a Word doc…this enables me to click on the article to read, albeit online. However, you could download the entire document if you’re so inclined. I just am too tired of sorting and storing all the paper! Hope this helps. 🙂

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    Sandra Kathleen
    Comment on Thank you for the article! (July 29th, 2013 at 08:00)

    Thank you for the article!

    Thanks for making the Journal so readily available. It looks like it’s going to be very interesting and a valuable resource.

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on Cory Anderson on the Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies (July 29th, 2013 at 13:19)

    This seemed over my head. I’m looking forward to reading comments from all of you who better understand this. Thanks, Erik.

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Cory Anderson on the Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies (July 29th, 2013 at 18:51)

    Thanks so much for sharing this. And thanks to The Journal for
    making this available through the internet. I hope you’ll be
    able to share future issues via Amish America, Erik. I really
    enjoyed reading the article about the Iowa Amish — the state where
    I first experienced Amish life. I follow the news from several of
    the Iowa Amish settlements via The Budget, so it’s very interesting
    to read about some of the history and current life in those communities. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the issue
    in the days to come.

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    Comment on Cory Anderson on the Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies (July 29th, 2013 at 20:07)

    This is probably a brilliant journal given the topic.
    I for one have never considered “Plain Anabaptists” before, I just figured Plain Anabaptists would either be considered Amish or Mennonite, broadly, and certainly not a doctoral candidate, pointing out Mr. Anderson’s credentials.

    It shouldn’t surprise me though that plain people can be fairly weighty educationally, I am lead to believe that there is a Mennonite University in Manitoba, I met some people a few years ago who were musicians in a rock band that traveled across Canada, far from Mennonites these boys where, I knew a cousin of K-W Mennonites at the time and he seemed to have a wink and a nod with the boys in the bad silently saying “Partying is a lot more fun than milking cow, isn’t it”

    Even the Amish are articulate folk when they desire to be so, the Moral talks Erik has been sharing has been proof of that.

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    Cory Anderson
    Comment on JAPAS subscription link (October 30th, 2013 at 13:24)

    JAPAS subscription link

    Dear readers,

    If you wish to subscribe to an automated email list and be informed when new issues of JAPAS are released, please visit:

    You may unsubscribe from this list at any time.

    Cory Anderson

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      Lyle Kropf
      Comment on Verbal volley ball (March 8th, 2014 at 20:24)

      Verbal volley ball

      Dear Cory,
      While I have not read exhaustively in this periodical, what little
      I have seen troubles me.

      If I could give an illustration it would be this. In Florida there
      used to be( maybe still is) a volley ball tournament; it could be
      labeled “Mennonite Olympics). This is a fast moving game that not
      only thrills the participants , but also the spectators.

      It seems to me that to some degree, this sort of information could be like a volley ball game where ideas and information are like the
      ball. Participants and readers like the players and spectators.

      Christianity is not a game or a sport, or a display of wits and intelligence. It is about Jesus Christ and His followers who have a mandate to carry out His work on this earth. In this work, we are at war with an adversary , the devil. There is not time for distractions, vacations, or other entanglements.

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        Bill Rushby
        Comment on Value of JAPAS: Another Perspective (June 3rd, 2015 at 09:14)

        Value of JAPAS: Another Perspective

        Lyle Kropf: Serious scholarship of the kind represented by JAPAS should not be seen as a kind of intellectual volleyball game. Instead, it should be viewed as a source of insight about God’s people, who they are, and how they function in the world. I believe that such insights are a valuable contribution to our understanding of Christian faith and witness.

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