9781561482320

Quiet and Peaceable Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9781561482320

  • ISBN10:

    1561482323

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-03-01
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
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Summary

John L. Ruth, a Mennonite storyteller/historian, captures the spirit of Old Order Mennonite and Amish groups in his essays, along with photographs, poetry, and quotations.

Author Biography

     
     John L. Ruth is known an loved as a storyteller and historian. Captured by the spirit and past of his people, he has spent years interpreting, writing about and filming the tradition and faith of Mennonite, Amish and Hutterite groups. Ruth grew up in the Franconia area of eastern Pennsylvania. An ordained Mennonite minister, he spent much of his life in the world of English, graduating from Eastern Baptist College (now Eastern College), St. Davids, Pennsylvania, an dcopleting doctoral work in Englishand American literture at Harvard University in 1968. For 12 years he taught literature at Eastern College an the University of Hamburg, Germany. He has been involved with the production of films on the Amish (The Amish: A People of Preservation) and Hutterites, Mennonites of Ontario and Virginia, pioneer schoolteacher Christopher Dock (The Quiet in the Land), and the city of Strasbourg, France (Stasbourg: City of Hope). His books include biography (Conrad Grebel, Son of Zurich), history ('Twas Seeding Time: A Mennonite View of the American Revolution; Maintaining the Right Fellowship: The Narrative Account of Life in the Oldes Mennonite Community in America; a forthcoming history of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference) and four lectures entitled Mennonite Identity and Literary Art. He has also written the texts for two musical works, Christopher Dock and Martyrs Mirror. He an Roma (Jacobs) are the parents of three grown children.

Table of Contents

Preface 3(4)
A Biblical Theme
4(14)
``Not That Outward Adorning''
18(14)
``Simple, Substantial, and Beautiful''
32(24)
Humus and Humanity
56(12)
Blessed Are the Peacemakers
68(10)
Salt and Light
78(13)
Notes on Photographs 91(1)
Readings and Sources 92(2)
The Author 94

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