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by Denise Seachrist

eBook Snow Hill: In the Shadows of the Ephrata Cloister epub
  • ISBN: 160635065X
  • Author: Denise Seachrist
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Kent State University Press (October 29, 2010)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • ePUB size: 1844 kb
  • FB2 size 1375 kb
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In one volume, Denise Seachrist has managed to provide a comprehensive treatment of the Snow Hill Cloister.

In one volume, Denise Seachrist has managed to provide a comprehensive treatment of the Snow Hill Cloister. Her integration of primary source materials, firsthand investigation of buildings and material culture, and autobiographical narrative of her interaction with contemporary individuals at Snow Hill make for a book that is engaging and enjoyable to read. - Christian Goodwillie. It is easy to understand how the community came to trust her to tell their story. She is respectful and balanced, of what is an eccentric cast of characters.

A magnificent achievement. In one volume, Denise Seachrist has managed to provide a comprehensive treatment of the Snow Hill Cloister.

Denise Seachrist's book, "Snow Hill: In the Shadows of the Ephrata Cloister". Taken on March 10, 2011.

One such group was the Snow Hill Cloister, which was founded in 1762 as an attempt to continue the monastic .

One such group was the Snow Hill Cloister, which was founded in 1762 as an attempt to continue the monastic, communal lifestyle practiced at Georg Conrad Beissel’s famed Ephrata Cloister.

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by Denise A. Seachrist.

In the Shadows of the Ephrata Cloister. A magnificent achievement.

Bibliographic Details. Main Author: Seachrist, Denise. Chapter 3. "We used to delight in singing lower bass, by which a man can bring out all the talent he can find": Music in the Life of Snow Hill. Chapter 4. "The genius of America runs to active doing and not contemplative introspection": The Demise of Snow Hill. Appendix: German Seventh-Day Baptist Constitution, Adopted April 4, 1976.

Denise A. Seachrist, P. . accepted her appointment as the dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Stark in North Canton, Ohio, on February 1, 2016. She previously served as the interim dean for Kent State Stark, a position she began on July 1, 2014.

A fascinating exploration of a now-lost communal society

During the first half of the eighteenth century, Pennsylvania became home to a variety of German-speaking sectarians who rebelled against the oppression of European state-church establishments and migrated to the United States to form their own communions. One such group was the Snow Hill Cloister, which was founded in 1762 as an attempt to continue the monastic, communal lifestyle practiced at Georg Conrad Beissel’s famed Ephrata Cloister. In an engaging narrative that chronicles with humor and insight her research into this fascinating community of German Seventh-Day Baptists, Denise A. Seachrist tells the story of Snow Hill―its spiritual and work life; its music, writings, architecture, and crafts tradition; and its sad demise in the waning days of the twentieth century. A product of in situ fieldwork that explores the places and personalities behind the founding and prosperity and demise of the cloister, Snow Hill is a long-overdue study of one of America’s “experiments” in communal living. It speaks to another time and place and stands as a testament to the idealism of community and the tenaciousness of the human spirit.

Those interested in American religious history, communal studies, Pennsylvania German history, and historic preservation will find Snow Hill engrossing and informative.

“A magnificent achievement. In one volume, Denise Seachrist has managed to provide a comprehensive treatment of the Snow Hill Cloister. Her integration of primary source materials, firsthand investigation of buildings and material culture, and autobiographical narrative of her interaction with contemporary individuals at Snow Hill make for a book that is engaging and enjoyable to read.” ―Christian Goodwillie, Coeditor of Millennial Praises: A Shaker Hymnal

Comments: (2)
Kirizius
This book is not only the story of Snow Hill, but also an account of the author's journey as she researched the community. It is easy to understand how the community came to trust her to tell their story. She is respectful and balanced, of what is an eccentric cast of characters.
I really enjoyed reading the rich history of this commumity. It is a chance to see inside the silent group of buildings without disturbing the piety that permiates the property. It was sad to find the the contents were dispursed rather than perserved at the site. It is the tension that exists between the history lover and an active religious community. Hopefully the proceeds from the sale will preserve the buildings for the future.
Otiel
This is a book that is really close to my heart as I live in the town where Snow Hill is located and I know the family names well. I drive past the place quite often and wish that it could be restored. There are many people in Waynesboro, Pa. who are not aware of its history. Finding the name of the woman who gave me a doll when I was about 7 years old and letting me read about her was a delight. I had often wondered about her. Jean Lengel
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