The Amish

There is no records on exactly where the Amish fit within Christianity. The movement was founded in Europe 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. The beliefs and practices of the Amish were based on the writings of the founder of the Mennonite faith- Menno Simons-, and on the 1632 Mennonite Dordrecht Confession of Faith.In order to keep thier Faith pure, they try to avoid many of the features of modern society. They do this by developing practices and behaviors which isolate themselves from American culture as a whole. Converts are sparce in this community and due to a very restricted gene pool, some are experiencing several inherited disorders.
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