13 responses to Stephen Scott 1948-2011
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    Marilyn from NY
    Comment on Stephen Scott 1948-2011 (January 2nd, 2012 at 07:58)

    My Deepest Sympathy to Stephen’s family and friends. He was born the same year I was. Marilyn

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    Comment on Our loss is Heaven's gain (January 2nd, 2012 at 08:45)

    Our loss is Heaven's gain

    I am so deeply saddened to learn of Steve’s passing. While I had met Steve only a few times at the Young Center’s events, I very much enjoyed conversing with him and gleaning from his vast knowledge of Anabaptist cultures. His contribution to this scholarship will leave a lasting legacy for many generations to come.

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    Al in Ky.
    Comment on Stephen Scott 1948-2011 (January 2nd, 2012 at 09:00)

    Thanks for sharing this sad news. I learned a lot from Stephen
    Scotts writings and think he contributed much to a better understanding of life amongst the Amish and other Anabaptist
    groups. His own story of becoming a member of a plain Anabaptist group was also very interesting.

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    Comment on A Beginning (January 2nd, 2012 at 10:59)

    A Beginning

    Picking up a couple of Stephen’s books at the Mennonite Center in Kalona IA started us on our journey into the plain churches. He will be missed by many.

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    Charles Bauman
    Comment on memories of Charles Bauman (January 2nd, 2012 at 11:37)

    memories of Charles Bauman

    I am employed as liaason with the plain communities at Philhaven/GreenPasture program. I had deepest respect for Steve and will miss seeing him at Young Center public events. I appreciated Steve’s knowledge and humble spirit. He will be missed greatly.

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    Diane Paulson
    Comment on A Glowing Acquaintance (January 2nd, 2012 at 18:18)

    A Glowing Acquaintance

    I met Stephen at the Quilt Museum at the Old Country Store in Intercourse. God’s Spirit was very evident within him and he’s in Heaven now receiving the reward of his deep faith in Jesus. I am sad to know I will never see him again in this life, but rejoice that we will rejoice together in the next, because we both have trusted in what a marvelous work Jesus the Messiah did on the cross for us. May his family know deeply the comfort of their Savior’s presense.

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    Terry Berger
    Comment on With sadness. (January 2nd, 2012 at 20:18)

    With sadness.

    I met Steve several times at meeting and am deeply saddened to learn of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Harriet and his family.

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    Comment on wide reach (January 2nd, 2012 at 21:44)

    wide reach

    I didn’t know Mr. Scott. But I am sad to hear of his passing. I am one to believe he went to be with the Lord.
    It is interesting that the plain dress participating member of the Religious Society of Friends “Quaker Jane” features a number of books by Scott on her website under the suggested reading section. His educational work has a reach further than just Amish / Mennonite plain dress.

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    Kevin Lindsey
    Comment on Stephen Scott 1948-2011 (January 3rd, 2012 at 07:19)

    I am sorry to learn of his passing. While I never had the pleasure of meeting him, I have learned much from his writings, which I always enjoyed.

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    Comment on RIP Steve (January 3rd, 2012 at 07:42)

    RIP Steve

    Steve was a dear friend and a wonderful scholar. His knowledge of Plain People practices and beliefs was just huge. I am so saddened to know of his passing. The loss for his family, his friends, his colleagues, and the Young Center is just incalculable. The world lost a fair man, as humble as smart. The Amish studies will miss one of the greatest. It has been always a pleasure to stop in his office at the YC, enjoy his sense of humor and his knowledge. I will definitely miss him. Be with the Lord, Steve. Thanks for your helpfulness.

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    Ann Whitaker
    Comment on Stephen Scott 1948-2011 (January 4th, 2012 at 15:04)

    I am sorry to learn of Steve’s sudden passing; over the years, I have appreciated his scholarship. My prayers will be with his family.

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    Comment on enjoyed his books (January 4th, 2012 at 19:03)

    enjoyed his books

    I never met Mr. Scott, but I enjoyed “Plain Buggies” and “Living without Electricity”. The stories in “Living without Electricity” contributed to my desire to live a plainer life.

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    Comment on Living without Electricity (January 4th, 2012 at 19:17)

    Living without Electricity

    My office is next to a library. I just slipped over and checked out “Living without Electricity” to read again.

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