Emeritus Academy Lecture Series

Joseph Donnermeyer
Understanding the Amish: Persistence and Change
Joseph Donnermeyer
School of Environment and Natural Resources

"Understanding the Amish: Persistence and Change"

November 1, 2017
4 - 5 p.m.
Grand Lounge, Faculty Club

Description

Learning about the Amish by watching a TV reality show about them is akin to claiming one is a Veterinarian (or alternatively, an entomologist) after viewing a full-length cartoon version of Charlotte's Web. This lecture will guide the audience on a journey from the outer to the inner characteristics of the real Amish, who today represent one of the fastest growing religious groups in US society.