Inside the Ark

Inside the Ark

The Hutterites in Canada and the United States

eBook - 2014
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Inside the Ark presents quite a different picture from most sensational offerings. As the authors note in this new edition, "it is easy to find fault with any social organization, less easy to analyze it from a dispassionate standpoint." In this award-winning book, they offer a thoughtful and thorough analysis of Hutterite society and seek to understand a complex and often misunderstood community.

Surviving for over five hundred years, the Hutterites have created the world’s most successful communal society.

In the past, the colony was an "ark," isolated from the secular world and from the society which surrounded it. Today, Hutterite colonies face challenges from globalization and the advent of new technologies. A recent reality TV show and an inflammatory book by former members have brought an unwelcome spotlight to the community.

Inside the Ark presents quite a different picture from these sensational offerings. As the authors note in this new edition, "it is easy to find fault with any social organization, less easy to analyze it from a dispassionate standpoint." In this award-winning book, they offer a thoughtful and thorough analysis of Hutterite society and seek to understand a complex and often misunderstood community.


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Katz and Lehr offer a detailed view of Hutterite communities, communal societies that the authors say have been subjected to unwarranted criticism in recent years. In their second edition, they add new scholarship and update and correct some of the information contained in the first edition. The book explores the history of the Hutterites, their beliefs, social systems, daily life, economy, relationships with neighbors and host communities, and how they are coping with globalization and new technologies. The book will attract a variety of readers, from those interested in North American religious history to others with an interest in communal living. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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Surviving for over five hundred years, the Hutterites have created the world's most successful communal society. In the past, the colony was an "ark," isolated from the secular world. Today, Hutterite colonies face challenges from globalization and the advent of new technologies. A recent reality TV show and an inflammatory book by former members have brought an unwelcome spotlight to the community. Inside the Ark presents quite a different picture from these sensational offerings. As the authors note in this new edition, "it is easy to find fault with any social organization, less easy to analyze it from a dispassionate standpoint." In this award-winning book, they offer a thoughtful and thorough analysis of Hutterite society and seek to understand a complex and often misunderstood community.
Surviving for over five hundred years, the Hutterites have created the world's most successful communal society. In this award-winning book, Yossi Katz and John Lehr offer a thorough analysis of Hutterite society and seek to understand this often misunderstood community.

Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan :, University of Regina Press,, 2014
Edition: New edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780889773608
Characteristics: 1 online resource (496 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Additional Contributors: Lehr, John - Author

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