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    Amish Sociology

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    The Amish live a lifestyle that is both simple and complex. Historically, it would not be inaccurate to say that those outside the faith have little understanding of what the lives of the Amish entail. This is largely in part due to the fact that the Amish faith places restriction on being filmed. As a consequence, interviews with Amish families are few and the information obtained in the amount of available time is limited. People outside of the community of the Amish have little knowledge of what goes on inside their subculture…until now. In 2012, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) filmed a documentary with an Old Order Amish family, the Lapps. Dave and Miriam Lapp risked excommunication from their church to participate in the filming…

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    The Amish Religion

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    to the Church. There is no marriage outside the Amish faith. Divorce is unacceptable and separation is uncommon. Funerals are simple and held in the home of the deceased. Bodies are allowed to be embalmed but makeup is not permitted. Within three days of death, bodies are placed in plain wooden casket boxes that are built by the community (McKenzie). Caskets are placed in the gravesite which is hand dug. Unmarked tombstones are on the grave with a map to identify where the deceased are located.…

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    Amish Religion

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    The Amish are not a simple group of people as one might believe. Their history is steeped in religious persecution and desire to grow closer to God. Concentrating on the religious principles and practices that are undertaken by the Amish will allow for a better consideration when interaction is needed. Isolating themselves from the ways of life that most of us chase after every day. The Amish are a group of people who have set themselves apart from modern society in their quest for religious…

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    The Amish Culture

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    The Amish Culture is one of the many outstanding cultures in the world. Within the Amish Culture there are many history, beliefs, and traditions/practices. All which contributes to why culture is so important for a society to live on. The Amish movement was founded by Jacob Amman, a 17th-century citizen of Switzerland. The Amish began immigrating to North America in the early 1700s, first settling in Pennsylvania. Most Amish live in the United Sates and there are now over 250,000 Amish people…

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    Amish Families

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    The Amish have a very self sufficient society and a well defined way of living. Their society works well by having all members of the family and community working together for the same goal. They have avoided many of the modern society features by developing practices and behaviors that isolate them from the outside cultures. They have been very successful in maintaining this way of life while being surrounded by such a modern world. This has been achieved by restricting their livelihood to…

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    The Amish Case Study

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    vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, and whooping cough, are still a very serious threat. These vaccine-preventable diseases continue to infect numerous children, resulting in hospitalizations and deaths every year (IAC, 2016). The Amish are a growing population who live a traditional, rural way of life, that is seemingly detached from modern health care. The Amish are known as a group of Anabaptists who emigrated from Europe to the United States in the 1700s, to…

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    and Key Terms Approximately 300,000 individuals in America are members of an Amish community, making the Amish one of fastest growing populations in the nation (Diebel, 2014). Known within the health care sector for their strict adherence to a traditional lifestyle and “reluctance to seek preventative health care and delaying necessary medical treatment” (Brewer and Bonalumi, 1995, p. 494), the Amish are distinct from most other communities in America. Despite aversion to preventative health…

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    On the Sundays when services are not held, they often meet for bible studies. The Amish are referred to Anabaptists in terms of religion meaning rebaptizers because some had been previously baptized in Catholic or protestant churches as infants, but Anabaptists believed baptism should be a voluntary choice made as an adult. Amish believe in mutual aid, which means church members help one another out in times of need or disaster. The Amish do not accept money from the government or use insurance…

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    The Amish culture has a very unique lifestyle and is dictated by rules. The “rules” are known as ordnung in which they outline the basis of an Amish lifestyle and faith (Hostertler 1993). These ordnung helps identify what it means to truly be Amish. The ordnung dictates a person’s dressing, hair length, schooling, technology, and important farming techniques. Amish clothing is very different from the world we live in. The clothing is an expression of their faith. The Amish style is known to be…

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    The Amish & Mennonites: A Non-modern/Modern Civilization in Society Today Can you imagine a time without cars, phones, electricity, or anything modern that we have today? Well the Amish can, because they have kept there civilization as non-modern as possible, whereas the Mennonites tend to live a bit more modern. I have always been intrigued by the Amish and Mennonites way of life. The things that interest me are: there history, what Rumspringa is, and the lack of technology they use. The…

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