Everything you want to know about the Amish but are afraid to ask.
Do the Amish pay taxes? Are they Christians? Why do they use horses and buggies but agree to ride in other people's cars? And how can they even survive in the contemporary world?
In All about the Amish, Amish expert Karen Johnson-Weiner answers the most commonly asked questions people have about the Old Order Amish. After more than thirty years of being friends with the Amish and studying their faith and culture, Johnson-Weiner offers authoritative answers to the most common questions about the unique Amish faith and lifestyle.
Got questions about Amish beliefs? Families? Churches? Schools? What they think about the rest of us? Find answers here.
Karen Johnson-Weiner is coauthor of The Amish (with Donald B. Kraybill and Steven M. Nolt) and author of Train up a Child and New York Amish. With degrees from Hope College, Michigan State, and McGill University, she is professor emerita of anthropology at SUNY Potsdam. Johnson-Weiner has studied and related to the Amish for more than thirty years.