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Definition of Amish

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noun

  1. an American follower of the Mennonite religion
    • more generic word: Mennonite = a member of an Anabaptist movement in Holland noted for its simplicity of life
    • member of: Amish sect = an orthodox Anabaptist sect separated from the Mennonites in late 17th century

Alternative definition

adjective

  1. Relating to this sect.

Place

Amish is an unincorporated community in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area.Its altitude is 758 feet, and it lies at 41°32′9″N 91°47′12″W / 41.53583°N 91.78667°W / 41.53583; -91.78667.

Person

Amish is a film producer, screenwriter and cinematographer.

There are other people with Amish in their name, like Amish Desai, Amish Patel and Amish Badani.

Group

Amish is a musical group.

Music

"Amish" is a musical album of Amish.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Amish

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Google previewThe End of Utopia (2000)

Politics and Culture in an Age of Apathy by Russell Jacoby

These occupations do not exist within Amish society. . . . Being Amish is a faith and a completely encompassing way of life.

Google previewBoot and Shoe Recorder (1922)

The Magazine of Fashion Footwear

Amish is a member of the Bochester ;...

Google previewLanguage Planning (1991)

by David F. Marshall

The survival of German via intergenerational mother tongue continuity within the Old Order Amish is a classic illustration of this preservationist outlook. The fact that it is also singularly unrepresentative of American life may also be a telling ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature: A - C (2005)

by Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

the Amish abstain from participation in military service, as they believe that participation in war violates the Biblical injunction "thou shalt not kill." Although the Amish do not receive higher education, they are literate and well educated in  ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Minorities (2013)

by Carl Skutsch

However, the Amish are selective, refusing to accept anything that they feel might threaten their core beliefs. As one example of the dynamic nature of their society, the Old Order Amish have been undergoing a transition over the past 40 to 50 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Protestantism (2004)

by Hans J. Hillerbrand

Overview The Amish reside in more than 200 settlements in twenty-six of the United States, mostly east of the Mississippi. The three most populous states are Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. New settlements form yearly, whereas others ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1919)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

The Amish body is represented in this conference — the two churches are practically one — and cooperates in the conduct of the general missionary, educational and benevolent work. The board of missions has missionaries in India and in ...

Google previewThe new Schaff-Herzog encyclopedia of religious knowledge (1910)

embracing Biblical, historical, doctrinal, and practical theology and Biblical, theological, and ecclesiastical biography from the earliest times to the present day by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff

The Old Order Amish, who about 1690 seceded from the Mennonites in Switzerland and Alsace, have about 4,500 members. Their congregations are necessarily small, owing to the fact that they do not build meeting-houses. They meet for ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent (2010)

by Thomas C. Hunt, Thomas J. Lasley, II

the Court held that the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment exempted Amish parents from obeying state compulsory attendance laws on religious grounds. In Bob Jones University v. U.S. (1983), the Court held that ...

Google previewThe World Almanac and Encyclopedia (1902)

Free Danish United Independent Congregations Waldenstromians Mkvnonites : Mennonite Brueilerhoef Amish , . . . □ Old Amish Apostolic Reformed 'Ji-neral Conference Chrrcli of God in Christ 0!< (Wlsler) Bundes Conference Defenceless  ...

Google previewThe world-wide encyclopedia and gazetteer (1908)

by William Harrison De Puy

The Amish were unable, however, to secure possession of the entire valley, as they had intended. They were thrifty and soon became wealthy. They devoted themselves to the cultivation of the soil entirely, and there were no better farmers in ...

Google previewNew American Supplement to the Latest Editions of the Encyclopedia Brittanica (1900)

by Day Otis Kellogg

There are twelve branches of the body in the United States, the Mennonite Church; the Amish or followers of Jacob Amen, who separated over a dispute on church discipline and were often called " Hookers " because of their refusal to wear ...

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