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Q: What religious group do the Mennonites and Amish trace their origins to?
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To what group do the Mennonites and Amish trace their origins to?

Christians of the Radical Reformation. Today the descendants of the 16th century European movements (particularly the Amish, Hutterites, Mennonites, Church of the Brethren, Brethren in Christ, and other respective German Baptist variants) are the most common bodies referred to as Anabaptist.

Religious group that starts with an A?

Anglicans, Amish.

Who was the founder of amishness?

Jakob Amman. His religious followers became known as Amish. It started as a reform group within the Mennonite movement -- an attempt to restore some of the early practices of the Mennonites.

Were the Mennonites the first religious group who settled in colonial Massachusetts?


Which religious group did not have its origins in the Dutch religious separatists?


Where are the Mennonites from?

They're a religious group often times associated with Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

What are the differences between mennonites and atheists?

Mennonites are a Protestant group of Christians. The are a group of people of different ethnic origins who believe in God and practice their religion. Atheists are a group of people who do not believe in God. Atheists could possibly believe in evolution.

What is a religious group?

A religious group can be called a sect. A religious group can also be called a congregation when all attend the same church. A religious group might have more than one sect, or group of individuals, like the Amish.

Which religious group was the first to prohibit members from owning slaves?

The Mennonites were the first religious group to openly oppose slavery. Owning slaves was completely forbidden in this Christian community.

Who founded the Amish?

In 1693 Swiss Mennonites lead by Jacob Amman formed the Amish. Amman and his followers left the Mennonites because they believed that the Mennonites were falling away from the teachings of the Dordrecht Confession of faith, particularly the practice of shunning. They also differed over other matters such as foot washing and the lack of a strict regulation of dress.In 1736, Amish began to immigrate to North America and settled in eastern Pennsylvania. Today you can find Amish communities in many states. The highest percent of the Amish live in Ohio, and the second largest percent live in PennsylvaniaNow, the Amish are not Mennonites. Though they believe many of the same things, the distinctions between the Amish and Mennonites are largely one of dress and manner of worship.Answer2: The Amish are descendants of a group of 17th-century Anabaptists. Their name derives from their leader, Jacob Amman, who lived in Switzerland. From their study of the Bible back then, these God-fearing people recognized that infant baptism and military service were wrong. Because of their stand, the government persecuted them. A few even paid for their religious convictions with their lives. Persecution continued to increase, and a number of them were forced to flee to other parts of Switzerland and to France. By the middle of the 19th century, thousands had fled to the United States. With them, they brought their culture and the Swiss German dialect.

What religious group that lives in Ohio still use a horse and buggy as their main source of transportation?

The Amish

Who was a religious group whose members are pacifists and refuse to take part in war?

Jehovahs Witnesses, Amish, and apparently quakers

What religious group practiced pacifisim?

The Quakers would be well known for this, and also some other groups such as Amish people.

What is the difference between the Shakers and the Amish?

They are two totally different religious groups. The Shakers (the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing) are a religious sect that began as an off-shoot of Protestantism in England in the mid-1700s. The Amish movement was founded in the 17th century in Europe (Germany & Switzerland) by Jacob Amman, from whom their name is derived. In many ways, it started as a reform group within the Mennonite movement -- an attempt to restore some of the early practices of the Mennonites.

Why did the mennonites leave their country?

The original Mennonite group left Europe because of religious persecution form both the Catholic church and the Protestant denominations of the day.

What religion can't have cell phones?

In Buddhism, you aren't not allowed to have them, but they usually don't buy luxuries. Amish Mennonites - A group of Christian church fellowships that form a subgroup of the Mennonite churches. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and a reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology.

Are the Amish people from Holland or Germany?

The Amish originated in German speaking portions of Switzerland, and in Germany. Because the German word for "German" is "deutsch," many English-speaking Americans misheard or mispronounced the word when the Amish spoke it and called them "Dutch." Thus the ongoing confusion between German and Dutch origins for this group.

How are Amish quilts made?

The Amish are a group of individuals whom, for religious reasons, choose to rely on techniques and technologies that they can make, control and repair without reliance on an outside community. Because of this religious belief and lifestyle, most Amish communities do not have electricity or electrical machinery. Therefore, true Amish quilts are made by hand, with a thread needle and fabric. However, there are quite a few underhanded dealers who will sell "Amish" quilts that were not made by hand without the use of a machine.

Which group brought wheat seed and wheat farming to Kansas?


Who are the anabaptists today?

As a group, now represented by Mennonites, Nazarenes, Baptists.

What attributes distinguish the Amish as a cohesive group?

As a group the Amish have a set of rules for living called the Ordnung. Each different district within the Amish community have an additional set of rules determined by the Bishop.

American puritan group who do not drive cars?


Is Amish a langage?

No. The Amish are a group of people who resent modern day technology and live their entire lives working, living, and praying together in small farming communities. They are very religious and believe that only a life full of hard work will get them to heaven.

What have the American Amish group lost in their culture from when they were a big group?

They are still a big group and expanding.

What are the most religious ethnic group?

It's hard to rate a competition but some strong contenders would be Ultraconservative Jews; Yezidees; pious Jains; Amish; Samaritans; Hopi.