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History of the Amish

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The members of the Amish Anabaptist Christian denomination, and particularly those who are known for their separation from society and rejected by most modern technology. The appellation of origin in Switzerland, with the strict teachings of Jacob Amman led to the division of Mennonites in the 1693.

The Amish, one of several communities that have been developed for radical reform of the 16th century in Europe. Anabaptists, the radical reformers, such as wine to be called, is different from the mainstream Protestant rejection of all authority of the Church, and the belief that the Church consists only of believers, the deliberate refusal of infant baptism. Anabaptist sects, including Mennonites, Amish and Hutterites.

Amish came from the division between the Mennonites of Switzerland in 1693. Mennonite leader, Jacob Amman (1656-1730) and his followers applied the Mennonites refuse to exercise strict and condemned the Mennonites and the other for not doing so.

Amish communities was launched in Switzerland and Alsace, Germany, Russia and the Netherlands, but there are no Amish in the rest of Europe today. Many migrated to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, and left behind little by little groups absorb Mennonites.

Amish began to migrate to North America in the early 18th, largely to avoid religious persecution and compulsory military service. Settled in eastern Pennsylvania, where it is still a great solution today.

In 1850, there was a separation between what is traditionally the old order Amish, and the "New Order" Amish that accept social change and technological innovation, but keep more of the other Amish practices.

There are currently about 200,000 old order Amish, who live in more than 200 settlements in the United States and Canada, the largest communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, and there are others in the state of Wisconsin, Missouri and Minnesota.

As the Conservative Protestants, the Amish of the Bible alone is the source of religious authority. However, in most Amish homes a special place is reserved for the Bible as well as the martyr Mirror, a book chronicling Amish to honor the history and many of the Amish and Mennonites, Anabaptists, and who died for their faith.

Budget, established in 1890, a national newspaper to serve the many Amish and Mennonite communities, which is published in Sugarcreek, Ohio.

Amish religious beliefs are almost identical with that of the Mennonites and other religious reformers. They believe in the importance of both the study of the Bible and the need to live a life free of sin after baptism of adults. The Amish in the first place along with another group of Mennonites strong emphasis on humility and the values of family and community, and the separation of the world.

Two of the key concepts to understand the practices of the Amish rejected Hochmut (pride, arrogance, and arrogance, and the high value they place on the Demut (humility) and Gelassenheit (calm, calm and composure. All of this means that resistance is transmitted, and the promotion of the self, or to confirm the same in any forms. ready to make the will of God, expressed through a set of rules, is at odds with the individualism that is central to American culture in general. Amish Saints, Female Amish Saints