Issue 2 of The Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies now available
This summer we heard from Cory Anderson on the new Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies (JAPAS).
JAPAS is an open source (free and online) journal focused, as Cory described it, “on plain Anabaptist groups in seven broadly defined traditions: the Swiss Brethren/Mennonites, the Low German/Russian Mennonites, the Hutterites, the Amish (of course), the Brethren/German Baptists, the Apostolic Christians, and the Bruderhof.”
JAPAS is published twice yearly, and the latest issue is now available online (accessible here).
Articles cover topics including Amish tunebooks, a Beachy Amish community in Georgia, tracking injuries in Old Order communities, return of the Bruderhof to Germany, and a 2013 Amish settlement report.
If you’d like a hard copy, print editions of JAPAS are available from Ridgeway Publishers at 585-798-0050, for $14.99 + $4.95 shipping and handling.
Thanks for sharing this latest edition of JAPAS. I’ve already read
two of the articles and will read the rest at a later time. In
the article “Amish Settlements Across America”, the writer mentions
that “para-Amish” groups,including the Bergholz, Ohio, settlement, are not included in the statistics. I remember the question of whether or not the Bergholz group is currently considered to be Amish, has been mentioned several times in previous Amish America posts. Another article I would highly recommend to Amish America readers is “What do College Students Have to Learn from the Amish?” Several things are mentioned in that article that cause me to reflect on my own interest in the Amish. And thanks to Cory Anderson for developing and freely sharing JAPAS.
One thing that caught my eye in this latest issue was seeing the name of old friend Stephen Scott, who has partial authorship of the Old Order injury study article.
For those who don’t know Steve was a researcher at the Young Center, member of the Old Order River Brethren, and author of numerous books on Amish and Old Order life. He passed away suddenly not quite 2 years ago.
We have been getting to know the new community in Woodville, WI. It has been fascinating observing them settle, building new homes, barns, schools, ect. One of the families moved up from Tomah, and the other two we have met from Missouri. One of these families had moved from Cashton down to Missouri in 06, but found the summer heat to be too brutal. There was a wedding this summer.