Don Kraybill: 5 takeaways from scholar's speech on the 'Amish Riddle'
April 20, 2015
In the first half of the 20th century, there were only a few thousand Amish in North America, and scholars were predicting their demise, Professor Donald Kraybill told his audience Monday evening.
Fast forward to 2015. There are about 300,000 Amish, and the population is doubling every 18 to 20 years.
"This rapid growth is what motivated me to explore this question ... how do the Amish flourish in the midst of modernity?" Kraybill said.
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