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By Leo Driedger

Before the Nineteen Forties, 90 in keeping with cent of Mennonites in North the US lived on farms. Fifty years later, lower than ten consistent with cent of Mennonites proceed to farm and greater than 1 / 4 of the inhabitants - the biggest demographic block - are execs. Mennonite young children are pressured to take care of a broader definition of neighborhood, as parochial schooling platforms are restructured to compete in a brand new industry. ladies are adopting management roles along males. Many Mennonites have embraced modernity.

Leo Driedger explores the effect of professionalism and individualism on Mennonite groups, cultures, households, and faith, relatively in gentle of the scholarly paintings of futurists Alvin and Heidi Tofler, which has defined the shift from a homogeneous commercial society to a various digital society. Driedger contends that Mennonites are in a different place in assembly the digital problem, having entered sleek society fairly lately. He strains developments in Mennonite existence via reviewing such concerns because the shift from farming to professionalism, the function of mass media, the position of lively management, and elevated social interplay. Menonites face a number of the different demanding situations that non secular minorities in North the United States stumble upon within the circulate to modernity, and this research offers in-depth insights into this transition.

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