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Communal Societies Journal Vol 36, No 1

Articles

RACHEL BECK AND ALISON ORMSBY
A Case Study Analysis of
Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, Missouri

DANIEL MCKANAN
Camphill at Seventy-Five:
Developmental Communalism in Process

CSA 2015 Conference Keynote Address
PHILIPPE CHAVANCE
The Emancipation of Shakerism

Reviews

IAN DONNACHIE AND GEORGE HEWITT
Historic New Lanark: The Dale and Owen
Industrial Community Since 1785
Gregory W. Brown                                             

OLAV HAMMER AND MIKAEL ROTHSTEIN, EDITORS
Handbook of the Theosophical Current
John L. Crow

STUART A. WRIGHT AND SUSAN J. PALMER
Storming Zion:
Government Raids on Religious Communities
Timothy Miller                                               

JOSCELYN GODWIN
Upstate Cauldron: Eccentric Spiritual Movements
in Early New York State
Timothy Miller

CHRIS JENNINGS
Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism
Jaya Reinhalter

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Communal Societies Journal Vol 35, No 2

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FROM THE EDITORS

Articles

  • BARBARA HAINLEY WITH EPILOGUE BY CHARLES P. LEWARNE, Forerunner of Liberation Theology: The Seventh Elect Church in Israel: Seattle’s “Long-Haired Preachers”
  • CASEY HARISON, Louise Michel, the Paris Commune, and Icaria: Europe’s Social Question and the Legacy of French Communalism
  • LEIGH GIALANELLA, Discord in Utopia: Reconciling Perfectionism with Human Nature in the Oneida Community

Reflections

  • CARL BENTON STRAUB, Shakers and the Landscape of Stewardship

Reviews

  • BENJAMIN E. ZELLER, Heaven’s Gate: America’s UFO Religion Torang Asadi
  • THOMAS CARTER, Building Zion: The Material World of Mormon Settlement Martha Bradley-Evans
  • SANDRA A. SOULE, Shaker Cut-and-Fold Booklets: Unfolding the Gift Drawings of Emily Babcock Elizabeth De Wolfe
  • ROBERT P. EMLEN, Picturing the Shakers in the Era of Manifestations Scott De Wolfe
  • RICHARD A. STEVICK, Growing Up Amish: The Rumspringa Years Rod Janzen
  • JUSTIN WADLAND, Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound Charles P LeWarne
  • JULIEANNA FROST, The Worthy Virgin: Mary Purnell and Her City of David Heather Van Wormer
  • HENRY M. YAPLE, A Descriptive Bibliography of Imprints from the Israelite House of David and Mary’s City of David, 1902-2010 Heather Van Wormer
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Articles

  • MICHAEL STREZEWSKI, Harmonist Demography and Town Planning in New Harmony, Indiana
  • DORON TIMOR AND URI COHEN, The Kibbutzim’s Attitude toward Institutions of Higher Education: From Rejection and Reservation to Integration
  • CAROLINE CLARKE, The Advent of the Disappointed: Why the Millerites Joined the Shakers and Why They Quickly Left

Reflections

  • DONALD E. PITZER, The Communal Studies Association at Forty: A Personal Retrospective

Reviews

  • DAVID VAUGHN MASON, Brigham Young: Sovereign in America Stewart Davenport
  • VERONICA DAWSON, Chinchilla’s Communal Settlers Ruth S. Kerr
  • PETER HOEHNLE, EDITOR, The Inspirationists, 1714-1932 Jonathan Andelson
  • MATTHEW KES’IER, Remembering Iosepa: History, Place. and Relies in the American West D. E. “Gene” Mills Jr.
  • CRISPIN SARTWELL, EDITOR, The Practical Anarchist: Writings of Josiah Warren Susan Love Brown
  • JAMES R. INNIS JR. AND THOMAS SAKMYSTER. EDITORS, The Shakers of White Water, Ohio. 1823-1916 Marc A. Rhorer

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Vine houses at New Harmony, Indiana (Photographs the Carol M Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress. and Photographs Division.)

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Communal Societies Journal Vol 34, No 2

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Articles

  • LINDY CUMMINGS, Virtuous Mother or Wanton Woman?: Gendered Rhetoric in Shaker and Anti-Shaker Publications in the Early Republic
  • HEDWIG T. DURNBAUGH, Davidisches Psalter-Spiel der Kinder Zions
  • JONATHAN ANDELSON, A Conversation with Paolo Lugari,Founder of Las Gaviotas, Colombia

Reflections

  • PRISHA KIRBY, Ananda and the World Brotherhood Communities Movement

Reviews

  • FRED C. SMITH, Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South Robert Hunt Ferguson
  • FELIPE HINOJOSA, Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great DepLatino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture Ronald J. Morgan
  • DONALD B. KRAYBILL, Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers Lynn S. Neal

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Painting of the Ronneburg Castle by M. Volk 1959. collection of the Amana Arts Guild_ High Arnana, Iowa. Used by permission. The Ronneburg Castle served as a refuge for the members of the Community of True Inspiration forerunners of the Amana Society. for much of the 1715-1832. The 300th Anniversary of the IInspirationists movement was observed in Amana in the fall of 2014, and the Inspirationist hymnal, Davidisches Psaiter-Speil is the subject of an article in this issue of Communal Societies

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Articles

  • CHRISTOPHER JAMES BLYTHE, he Coronation of James J. Strang and the Making of Beaver Island Mormonism
  • A. WHITNEY SANFORD, Being the Change: Food, Nonviolence, and Self-Sufficiency in Contemporary Intentional Communities
  • CHRISTIAN GOODWILLIE, Mummy Jum:The Shaker-Pilgrim Encounter of 1817-1818

Document

  • PHILIP LOCKLEY, German Memories of Icaria: Carl Zwicker’s “Four Years’Experience of a Communistic Life” (1878)

Reviews

  • LARRY ESKRIDGE, God’s Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America Mark A. Noll
  • MELVYN HAMMARBERG, The Mormon Quest for Glory:The Religious World of the Latter-day Saints Douglas A. Foster
  • CAROL MEDLICOTT AND CHRISTIAN GOODWILLIE, Richard McNemar, Music, and the Western Shaker Communities: Branches of One Living Tree Stephen J. Stein
  • DIANE SASSON, Yearning for the New Age:Laura Holloway-Langford and Late Victorian Spirituality John L. Crow
  • DONALD B. KRAYBILL, KAREN M. JOHNSON-WEINER., AND STEVEN M. NOLT, The Amish Melanie Springer Mock
  • JOHN L. JACKSON JR., Thin Description: Ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem Emily Suzanne Clark
  • KAREN T. LITFIN, Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community William J. Metcalf
  • CAROL MEDLICOTT, Issachar Bates: A Shaker’s Journey Mary Ann Haagen
  • JOSHUA DUBLER, Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison Brad Stoddard
  • NICKY HALLETT, The Senses in Religious Communities, 1600-1800: Early Modern “Convents of Pleasure” Edmund H. Wareham

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A map of the journey of the Isaac Bullard’s Pilgrims from Canada to an island in the Mississippi River, opposite the town of Little Praire, Missouri. Solid lines indicate documented Pilgrim locations and routes, hashed lines indicate conjectural paths between known locations. Original map from C. V. Lavoisne, A Complete Genealogical, Historical, Chronological, and Geographical Atlas (Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1820), Collection of Hamilton College.

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Communal Societies Journal Vol 33, No 2

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Articles

  • MICHELE FERRIS, The Sholem Community: Reimagining a Jewish Agricultural Community as the First Jewish Resort in the Catskill Mountains
  • JANE F. CROSTHWAITE, A Silver Light and a Golden Wheel: Shaker Gift Drawing and Sacred Text as a Communal Enterprise

Document

  • MARILLA FAIRBANKS, TRANSCRIPTION BY JANE F. CROSTHWAITE, The “Golden Wheel”

Reflections

  • J. TIMOTHY JOHNSON AND RUTH LAMBACH, A Community of Bruderhof Leavers: Reflections on the KIT/Hummer Process

Reviews

  • LAUREN GROFF, Arcadia Deborah E. Altus
  • JACOB S. DORMAN, Chosen People: The Rise of Black Israelite Religions Monica C. Reed
  • KELLY J. BAKER, Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930 Martin E. Marty
  • YOSSI KATZ AND JOHN LEHR, Inside the Ark: The Hutterites in Canada and the United States Timothy Miller
  • ELIEZER BEN-RAFAEL, OVED YAACOV, AND MENACHEM TOPEL, EDITORS, The Communal Idea in the Twenty-First Century Lucy Sargisson
  • HOWARD P. SEGAL, Utopias: A Brief History from Ancient Writings to Virtual Communities Tom Moylan
  • LUCY SARGISSON, Fool’s Gold? Utopianism in the Twenty-First Century Eliezer Ben-Rafael
  • YAACOV OVED, Globalization of Communes, 1950-2010 William S. Cossen
  • SUSAN L. TROLLINGER, Selling the Amish: The Tourism of Nostalgia Paul W Nisly
  • TIMOTHY MILLER, EDITOR, The Encyclopedic Guide to American Intentional Communities Donald E. Janzen
  • JONATHAN WILSON-HARTGROVE, The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture Curtiss L. Mortimer
  • DAVID JANZEN, The Intentional Christian Community Handbook Jon Trott
  • PAUL ELI IVEY, Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science W Michael Ashcroft
  • BEAT KÜMIN, The Communal Age in Western Europe, c. 1100-1800: Towns, Villages, and Parishes in Pre-Modern Society Ezra L. Plank
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Articles

  • GILES WAYLAND-SMITH, Forerunner of Liberation Theology:The Oneida Community’s Perfectionist Vision in Practice
  • WENDY WOOD DAVIS, “Let Down Your Buckets”:Declension and the Debate on Shaker Marginality
  • EILEEN AIKEN ENGLISH, The Life and Legacy of Count Leon:The Man Who Cleft the Harmonie

Reviews

  • JOHN G. TURNER, Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet Tammy Heise
  • PATRICK Q. MASON, The Mormon Menace:Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South Nathaniel Wiewora
  • J. SPENCER FLUHMAN, “A Peculiar People”: –Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century Barton E. Price
  • LUCINDA CARSPECKEN, An Unreal Estate:Sustainability and Freedom in an Evolving Community -­Timothy Miller
  • DAN MCKANAN, Prophetic Encounters:Religion and the American Radical Tradition Charles P LeWarne
  • TIMOTHY MILLER, EDITOR, Spiritual and Visionary Communities: Out to Save the World William 1. Metcalf
  • RICHARD FRANCIS, Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia Debra Meyers

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This contemporary photograph of the Georg Rapp House at Old Economy Village was taken from the tower of &e Harmonist Church. Image courtesy of Old Economy Village, Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

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Communal Societies Journal Vol 32, No 2

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Articles

  • OLIVE JONES, Charitable Trusts and Longevity in New Zealand’s Intentional Communities
  • JAMES HORROX, The New Kibbutzim: Case Study Overview of the Structure. Organization, and Management of a Kibbutz of Kvutzot
  • WILLIAM J. METCALF,  Sinale-Sex. Secular Intentional Communities in Australia

Reviews

  • EILEEN AIKEN ENGLISH, COMPILER, Demographic Directory of the Harmony Society, Donald E. Pitzer
  • LEIGH ERIC SCHMIDT, Heaven’s Bride: The Unprintable Life of Ida C. Craddock, American Mystic, Scholar, Sexologist, Martyr, and Madwoman, Joshua Fleer
  • ROD JANZEN AND MAX STANTON,  The Hutterites in North America, John D. Roth
  • JOEL NATHAN ROSEN, From New Lanark to Mound Bayou: Owenism in the Mississippi Delta, Susan Love Brown
  • ROBIN JACKSON, EDITOR, Discovering Camphill: New Perspectives, Research, and Developments, Pamela Cushing
  • JULIA SCHEERES, A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown,  Brad Stoddard
  • GORDON SHEPHERD AND GARY SHEPHERD, Talking with the Children of God: Prophecy and Transformation in a Radical Religious Group, Timothy Miller

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Bringing in the hay at Renaissance Community in 1980. Photograph by John Glasgow. Image courtesy of Olive Jones.

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Articles

  • THOMAS A. GUILER, Rebuilding Oneida: Ideology, Architecture, and Community Planning in the Oneida Community Limited, 1880-1935
  • IRIS KUNZE, Social Innovations for Communal and Ecological Living:Lessons from Sustainability Research and Observations in Intentional Communities

Document

  • THOMAS SAKMYSTER, A Visit to the Shaker Village of White Water in 1881

Reviews

  • DAVID YOUNT, America’s Spiritual Utopias:The Quest for Heaven on Earth, Timothy Miller
  • CARDELL K. JACOBSON WITH LARA BURTON (EDS),Modem Polygamy in the United States:Historical, Cultural, and Legal Issues, Christopher James Blythe.

Book Notes

  • ROBERTA PRICE, Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture, Timothy Miller
  • PATRICIA HARMAN, Arms Wide Open: A Midwife’s Journey, Timothy Miller