7 responses to Quakers in the Country
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    Quakers in the Country (December 19th, 2009 at 22:34)

    Sounds quite interesting so off I go to have a look!

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    Quakers in the Country (December 20th, 2009 at 07:42)

    He is hilarious! I only read the first post but can’t wait to go read more. Even if you just read his profile, it’s a crack-up. Thanks for the new find and have a Merry Christmas if you don’t post before then ~ ☺

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    Quakers in the Country (December 20th, 2009 at 14:30)

    Hey Erik-

    So here you are. A strange small world it is, I think. The Amish in my neighborhood are mostly Swartzentrubers, with some Beachy folks to the south. We Quakers abandoned the plain witness about 100 years ago, so I get my hats from Lena Yoder across the highway. Very few of us are non-electric, but it’s not unheard of.

    Quakers and Anabaptists share the peace church foundation, and also the believer’s church structure (when we do it right). Theologically we’re more left wing. But not all the Amish around me are so sure.

    Jake Weaver once asked, “You’re one of those Quaker-Amish, right?”

    The answer is no. But it’s the right question to ask.

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    Matthew
    Quakers in the Country (December 21st, 2009 at 07:34)

    He ought to read Scott Savage’s books. Savage is a convert Quaker in Ohio who, along with his wife and multiple children, follows the “old paths”, including horse drawn transportation and no electricity. Savage was living near Barnesville, OH for a while, but I believe is living near Mansfield now, where he was (is?) working as a librarian for the University.

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    Amish in Belmont and Guernsey County, Ohio (December 23rd, 2009 at 03:33)

    Amish in Belmont and Guernsey County, Ohio

    Thanks everyone for commenting and a special thanks to you Kevin for stopping by the blog, I am glad that folks have enjoyed yours, I certainly have myself. Did a quick check and looks there is a settlement of 2 districts in Belmont County, listed as ‘Barnesville’ by David Luthy, as well as 2 settlements at Guernsey County to your east, it looks like, Quaker City/Salesville which you mention, and one at Middlebourne, both small settlements as well.

    Matthew appreciate the mention of Scott Savage, am aware of him but unfortunately haven’t had a chance to read him yet.

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    Quakers in the Country (December 23rd, 2009 at 17:56)

    Scott Savage is the reason I’m a Quaker, which is a debt I will never be able repay. He created and published Plain Magazine, the last publication in the world set by hand in movable type. Very, very ambitious.

    He’s also written The Plain Reader, a book of excerpts from the magazine, and A Plain Life, somewhat autobiographical.

    He presents an interesting commentary on the Anabaptists, as seen from the perspective of a non-electric plain Quaker. The similarities and the differences make for thought-provoking reading.

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      EP
      What Happened to Scott Savage (April 26th, 2013 at 07:36)

      What Happened to Scott Savage

      I’m not sure Scott Savage is affiliated with the Quakers anymore. He seems to have completely dropped off the scene. Any updates on him?

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