Nightwatch

Nightwatch

An Inquiry Into Solitude : Alone on the Prairie With the Hutterites

eBook - 2009
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"What would compel a daily newspaper journalist, raised in an affluent family in the South, to abandon his career and embark on a spiritual odyssey that would take him, his wife, and young daughter to live among the Plain people of the prairies, the Hutterian Brethren? From 1995 to 2002, the author and his family gave up all claims to personal property, moved to Starland Colony in Minnesota, and joined the often contradictory Old World existence of the Hutterites, whose isolated farming communes stretch across the American Great Plains and the prairie provinces of Canada. In Nightwatch, the author explores the modern-day expression of Hutterianism, born amid the flames and persecution of the Reformation and transplanted in the 1870s from Russia to the western United States. This is a story not only of spiritual questioning, but an inquiry into what it is to be “strangers among strangers,” looking at the inner callings that bring people together, and in some cases drive them apart."--Publisher's description.
Topical Term: Christian communities
Nonfiction
Electronic books
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Good Books, 2009
ISBN: 9781680992540
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
BX8129.H8 R46 2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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