Editor-in-Chief: Cory Anderson, University of Akron-Wayne
Assistant Editor: Steven Reschly, Truman State University
Copy Editor: Rosanna Hess

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

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

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.

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Original Research Articles