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Seeds of the Kingdom: Utopian Communities in the Americas

Anna L. Peterson


Seeds of the Kingdom explores the utopian religious ethics practiced in Amish settlements in the United States Midwest and in former war zones in El Salvador. These communities stand as a counter-example to dominant trends not only in agriculture and economics, but also in political and religious culture. Residents organize their lives according to social ethics drawn from the Anabaptist and progressive Catholic streams within Western Christianity. Out of these traditions, they have developed a this-worldly Christian utopianism that provides both a guide for everyday life and a lo ... More

Keywords: agriculture, Amish, Catholicism, Christianity, El Salvador, environment, social ethics, social movements, utopianism

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195183337
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195183339.001.0001


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Anna L. Peterson, author
University of Florida
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