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Title:
Hutterite society
Author:
Hostetler, John A. (John Andrew), 1918-2001.
Publication Information:
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press [1974]
Physical Description:
xvi, 403 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Corporate Subject:
ISBN:
9780801815843
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

"An impressive picture of a people who share the general Anabaptist rejection of worldly thrills and pleasures, but who have a special distinction of their own -- a strict devotion to communal living that has endured with little change for more than four centuries." -- Time


Excerpts

Excerpts

"Of hundreds of recorded attempts to establish communal societies in North America, the Hutterites are the only group that has managed not only to survive but to expand and prosper. Yet the members work without the incentive of private gain, and privileged positions are few. There are no extremely poor or wealthy persons among them, and individuals never worry about food, shelter, clothing or dependency in old age. Identity problems and alienation are virtually nonexistent. In their history, which spans more than four centuries, there has never been a single homicide. There are no high walls around the colony and no police force."--from Hutterite Society Excerpted from Hutterite Society by John A. Hostetler All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.