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ERIC Number: ED248178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Mennonites in American Society.
Ediger, Marlow
Designed for elementary and secondary school social studies educators, this examination of the beliefs, values, customs, and philosophies of diverse groups of Mennonites living in the United States focuses specifically on major differences between and among the Holdeman Mennonites, the Hutterites, the General Conference Mennonites, the Mennonite Brethren, and the Old Order Amish. For example, in dress, physical appearance, and the utilization of modern appliances and machines, General Conference Mennonites and Mennonite Brethren basically cannot be distinguished from other citizens in American society, whereas Old Order Amish, Holdeman Mennonites, and the Hutterites are clearly distinguishable. More specific comparisons are made in subsections devoted to each sect with regard to dress and physical appearance, attitudes toward formal schooling, acceptance of modern appliances and machines, acceptable occupations and living arrangements, attitudes toward military and community service, and differences in the teachings of the church. As a result of studying various Mennonite sects as well as other subcultures in the United States, learners may contrast their own values, beliefs, and goals with those of other subcultures. (LH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hutterites; Mennonites