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The Amish and the State : Center Books in Anabaptist Studies - Donald B. Kraybill

The Amish and the State

Center Books in Anabaptist Studies

By: Donald B. Kraybill (Editor), Martin E. Marty (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2003
ISBN: 9780801872365
Number Of Pages: 376
For Ages: 22+ years old

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In this new edition of The Amish and the State Donald Kraybill brings together legal scholars and social scientists to explore the unique series of conflicts between a traditional religious minority and the modern state. In the process, the authors trace the preservation -- and the erosion -- of religious liberty in American life. Kraybill begins with an overview of the Amish in North America and describes the "negotiation model" used throughout the book to interpret a variety of legal conflicts. Subsequent chapters deal with specific aspects of religious freedom over which the Amish and the state have clashed. Focusing on the period from 1925 to 2001 in the United States, the authors examine conflicts over military service and conscription, Social Security and taxes, education, health care, land use and zoning, regulation of slow-moving vehicles, and other first amendment issues. New concluding chapters, by constitutional expert William Ball, who defended the Amish before the Supreme Court in 1972 in the landmark Wisconsin v. Yoder case, and law professor Garret Epps, assess the Amish contribution to preserving religious liberty in the United States.

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The second edition... is... a resource book that will be of considerable interest not only to scholars of the Amish and other Anabaptists but to those concerned with religious freedom-and its recent decline-in the United States. -- Timothy Miller Utopian Studies Invaluable... provides readers with updated insights into the workings of the small religious community. -- Thomas E. Gallagher Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

Forewordp. ix
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xi
A Note on Sourcesp. xv
Negotiating with Caesarp. 3
The Amish View of the Statep. 23
Military Service and Conscriptionp. 43
The National Amish Steering Committeep. 67
Education and Schoolingp. 87
The National Committee for Amish Religious Freedomp. 109
Social Security and Taxesp. 125
Slow-moving Vehiclesp. 145
Health Carep. 163
Land Usep. 191
The Role of Outsidersp. 213
Encounters with the State, 1990-2002p. 235
First Amendment Issuesp. 253
The Amish and the American Oysterp. 267
Significant Legal Casesp. 277
Notesp. 289
Referencesp. 317
Contributorsp. 341
Indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9780801872365
ISBN-10: 0801872367
Series: Center Books in Anabaptist Studies
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 1st July 2003
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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