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Author Name:    Stephenson, Peter H.

Title:   The Hutterian People

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Very Good

Jacket Condition:   No Jacket

Publisher:    University Press of America 1990

ISBN Number:   0819179868 / 9780819179869

Seller ID:   IM183538

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This book is both an attempt to understand the role which ritual has played for five centuries in the evolution of the Hutterian culture, and a refinement of our understanding of ritual itself. The first section of the book describes the history of the Hutterites as a wandering and persecuted people. The symbols which emerge from the historical era link the first half and the second half of the work together. The second half of the book is an examination of the Hutterite expansion process of today (colony-fission) and the role which ritual plays in it. In the Epilogue the author analyzes the evolution of Hutterian culture as an example of the evolution of a self-simplifying system. Contents: The Birth and Rebirth of the Taufer; Communal Life and the Hutterites; Towards a Structural Analysis of Hutterite History and Symbols of Rebirth; Hutterite Life in North America; Growth and Colony Fission; Hutterian Ethos and Eidos; The Proximity of Belief: Space and the Symbolism of Antimaterialism.



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