The Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies is a multidisciplinary peer reviewed journal that focuses on the plain branches of the seven major Anabaptist religious traditions: Amish, Apostolic Christian / Nazarene (Froelich), Brethren / German Baptist, Bruderhof, Hutterite, Swiss Mennonite, and Russian Mennonite.

JAPAS welcomes a variety of approaches to knowledge-making, including the empirical, the theoretical, the humanities, and the applied. JAPAS strives to:

1. Serve as a hub for knowledge creation in Amish and plain Anabaptist studies through the publishing of fresh, insightful, and thought-provoking research.

2. Encourage rigorous inquiry into focused research questions.

3. Provide a focal point for plain Anabaptist studies while supporting scholars’ publishing endeavors in other outlets.

4. Support strong literature reviews that weigh the contributions of relevant past research.

The journal is published twice a year by the Amish & Plain Anabaptist Studies Association (http://amishstudies.org) in collaboration with the University of Akron.

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Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1 (2020)

Table of Contents and Title Page

Original Research Articles

Research Notes


Psychological Stress and Birth Outcomes in Amish Women Before and After the Nickel Mines Shooting
Berwood Yost, Christina Abbott, Scottie Thompson-Buckland, Mary Whitmoyer, and Kirk Miller


Book Reviews



JAPAS Editors