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.

To order hard copies, be notified of new issues and other news from APASA, and download RIS files for reference management software in bulk, visit the APASA website

JAPAS Indexed by: ATLA Religion Database, Google Scholar, BASE search, University of Akron IdeaExchange; Crossref, Ohio State University Libraries (Vols. 1-6)

Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2 (2020) Gender-Focused Research in Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies

Table of Contents and Title Page

Editors' Comments

Original Research Articles



Symposium Review of The Lives of Amish Women—Karen Johnson-Weiner
Gracia Miller, Sheila Petre, and Vlatka Škender

Book Reviews



Special Issue Guest Editors
Katherine Jellison
Natalie Jolly
Editor in Chief
Cory Anderson
Assistant Editor
Steven Reschly
Copy Editor
Rosanna Hess
Editorial Board
Andrea Borella, Elizabeth Cooksey, John Cross, Jeanette Harder, Berit Jany, Katherine Jellison, Natalie Jolly, Jeffrey Longhofer, Martin Lutz, Christopher Petrovich, Dan Raber, Carel Roessingh, Michael Sauder, Byran Smucker, Vlatka Škender