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Anna L. Peterson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195183337

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195183339.001.0001

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Farm, Land, Church

Farm, Land, Church

Anabaptist Agriculture and Community

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(p.17) 1 Farm, Land, Church
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Seeds of the Kingdom
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Anna L. Peterson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195183339.003.0002

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

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