Editor-in-Chief: Cory Anderson, University of Akron-Wayne
Assistant Editor: Steven Reschly, Truman State University
Copy Editor: Rosanna Hess
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 systematic 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 (www.amishstudies.org) in collaboration with the University of Akron.

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Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1 (2019) Special issue: The Beachy Amish-Mennonite Churches


The Amish division in 1865 birthed two clusters of denominations in the Amish tradition, the Amish-Mennonites and the Old Orders. The Amish-Mennonites are generally more lenient on matters of technology, dress, and evangelical theology. The Beachy type of Amish-Mennonite emerged gradually from 1910 to 1960. Today, the Beachy Amish-Mennonite Church is the largest denomination of Amish-Mennonites. Several groups have divided off of the Beachys, adding denominational variation to the Beachy movement. This special issue focuses on the Beachy Amish-Mennonites, with special attention on language, social change, religious issues, and history.

Table of Contents and Title Page

Original Research Articles