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Farm, Land, Church

Anna L. Peterson

in Seeds of the Kingdom

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780195183337
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784691 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195183339.003.0002
Farm, Land, Church

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This chapter describes the religious, social, and environmental practices of Old Order Amish communities in the midwestern United States, focusing on the communities around Holmes County, Ohio. It looks at the sustainability of Amish agricultural practices, the relations between social and environmental ethics in the Anabaptist tradition, and the ways that religious ethics are translated into practical guidelines for everyday life.

Keywords: agriculture; Amish; Anabaptists; environment; religious ethics

Chapter.  13153 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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