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Seeds of the Kingdom: Utopian Communities in the Americas

Anna L. Peterson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195183337
eISBN:
9780199784691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183339.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Seeds of the Kingdom explores the utopian religious ethics practiced in Amish settlements in the United States Midwest and in former war zones in El Salvador. These communities stand as ... More


Objections to Autonomy‐Facilitating Education

Harry Brighouse

in School Choice and Social Justice

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257874
eISBN:
9780191598845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257876.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Responds to a series of objections to the argument for autonomy‐facilitating education, including objections from parental rights (put by Charles Fried), from religious freedom, from cultural rights, ... More


Distinguishing Between Difference and Domination: Reflections on the Relation Between Pluralism and Equality

Joseph H. Carens

in Culture, Citizenship, and Community: A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297680
eISBN:
9780191598937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297688.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Focuses on the relationship between cultural difference and equal opportunity. Because cultural heritages can affect the motivation and the capacity to take advantage of conventionally valued ... More


New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Karen Johnson-Weiner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Tracing Amish settlement in New York from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first century, this book draws on more than thirty years of participant-observation, interviews, and archival research ... More


On Franklin County’s Western Border: New Settlements in the North Country

Karen Johnson-Weiner

in New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes how two of the more recent Amish settlements in New York—the Burke settlement in Franklin County and the nearby Swartzentruber settlement founded near Hopkinton in St. Lawrence ... More


The Future of New York’s Amish: Two Worlds, Side by Side

Karen Johnson-Weiner

in New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Wisconsin v. Yoder et al. and argues that it not only empowered Amish communities, but also encouraged Amish diversity by making it easier ... More


The Legal Boundary Between the Garden and the Wilderness: Legislation or the Free Exercise Clause?

Catharine Cookson

in Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examines the various legal standards, rules, or tests that have been used by the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve free exercise cases, and places these tests within the full factual and legal contexts ... More


Revolutionary America

Peter Brock (ed.)

in Liberty and Conscience: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objectors in America through the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151220
eISBN:
9780199870424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151224.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Seven documents are presented, with an introductory text, illustrating the treatment of conscientious objectors in America after the outbreak of the War of the Revolution in 1775. Various peace sects ... More


Farm, Land, Church: Anabaptist Agriculture and Community

Anna L. Peterson

in Seeds of the Kingdom: Utopian Communities in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195183337
eISBN:
9780199784691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183339.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

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 ... More


Nature

Anna L. Peterson

in Seeds of the Kingdom: Utopian Communities in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195183337
eISBN:
9780199784691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183339.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the ethical attitudes and practices regarding the natural environment in both the Salvadoran and Amish communities examined in chapters 1 and 2. Of particular interest are ... More


Community

Anna L. Peterson

in Seeds of the Kingdom: Utopian Communities in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195183337
eISBN:
9780199784691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183339.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the extent to which the Salvadorans and Amish settlements have achieved social justice, protection for vulnerable groups, and democratic institutions and processes in their ... More


Utopia

Anna L. Peterson

in Seeds of the Kingdom: Utopian Communities in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195183337
eISBN:
9780199784691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183339.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reflects on the possibilities for reclaiming and rethinking progressive utopian thought in light of the experiences of both Amish and Salvadoran experiences in creating environmentally ... More


The Mohawk Valley Amish: Old Order Diversity in Central New York

Karen Johnson-Weiner

in New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how other Amish began to think about settling in the Mohawk Valley region—they were motivated primarily by the need for farmland, but were partly attracted by idyllic reports of ... More


In Search of Consensus and Fellowship: New York’s Swiss Amish

Karen Johnson-Weiner

in New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how, despite their common origin in the Anabaptist movement and Jacob Ammann's break with the larger Mennonite movement, today's Amish are ethnically and religiously diverse. ... More


Religious Liberty

Roger Trigg

in Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543670
eISBN:
9780191701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the limitations on freedom based on the Constitution of the United States. It follows that freedom of religion had long been regarded as the corner-stone of a free society. ... More


Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties: Amish Pioneers in Western New York

Karen Johnson-Weiner

in New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes how Amish families from the Enon Valley in Pennsylvania and from Holmes and Wayne counties in Ohio arrived to start a new settlement in the Conewango Valley in Cattaraugus ... More


From Lancaster County to Lowville: Moving North to Keep the Old Ways

Karen Johnson-Weiner

in New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the arrival of four Old Order Amish families from the Path Valley in Pennsylvania to Lowville in Lewis County. More progressive than Swartzentruber and less progressive than ... More


Who Are the Amish?: Meeting Our Plain Neighbors

Karen Johnson-Weiner

in New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how the Amish have been a part of the New York scene for nearly two hundred years. The first Amish settlers to the Empire State came from the French province of Lorraine. In ... More


St. Lawrence County’s Swartzentruber Amish: The Plainest of the Plain People

Karen Johnson-Weiner

in New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how the Swartzentruber Amish families who began to arrive in New York State in 1974 came because there was affordable land available. Although the availability of cheap farmland ... More


Challenging the Non-Amish Neighbors: Uneasy Integration

Karen Johnson-Weiner

in New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes how, although the majority of Amish settlers have been successful, integration into local life has not always been easy. To this day, many persist in believing (wrongly) that ... More


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