"The Amish have not tried to keep things the way they were 300 years ago,” said Stephen Scott, a research associate at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. “All along they have made small adjustments.”
The shifts, he hastened to add, happened gradually. “The Amish don’t make quick changes,” he said. (From the New York Times, July 21, 2011.)
[This research guide is dedicated to the memory of our friend and colleague, Stephen E. Scott, April 12, 1948 - December 28, 2011]
Anabaptists and Pietist Studies
Sisters' House, Ephrata Cloister. The Photograph is from a glass plate negative taken by J. G. Francis, ca. 1905-1915, andit is part of Elizabethtown College's Chuch of the Brethren photograph collection. For more information about the Ephrata Cloister, see Voices of the Turtledoves: The Sacred World of Ephrata by Dr. Jeff Bach, director of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies.
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