Rumspringa Essays and Term Papers

  • Rumspringa

     RUMSPRINGA NOTES: -Traditional Amish clothing for girls: long stockings, black shoes, very plain, solid-colored, long-sleeved dresses, and white bonnets to cover hair which is always pulled back. -“English” : non-Amish -“Rumspringa” : Running around -“Farmette” : homelands that have a vegetable...

      1174 Words | 4 Pages   Rumspringa, Gender, Ordnung

  • Rumspringa

    Rumspringa is a Pennsylvanian Dutch term the Amish use for the German word “raum”, which translates to “running around outside the bounds” . Rumspringa is practiced on Christian Amish settlements and is a period of time when some unbaptized Amish teenagers usually around the ages of sixteen...

      419 Words | 2 Pages   Rumspringa

  • Rumspringa

     Paper #3- Rumspringa and High School/ College Modern Life This paper will compare and contrast the Amish re-socialization process during the Rumspringa period with your own personal experience during an analogous period of your life. Purpose of paper: Define Rumspringa and explain its purpose...

      544 Words | 3 Pages   Rumspringa

  • Amish Rumspringa

    Amish Rumspringa The modern society is characterized by rapid technological advancement accompanied by changes in behavior of people across the world, especially youth. This makes it very hard for traditional societies to thrive hence perpetuation of conventional cultures is at stake. For one North...

      2419 Words | 6 Pages   Rumspringa, Ordnung, Adolescence, Amish

  • Informative Speech on Rumspringa

    Amish event “Rumspringa” is literally translated as “running around”. It is a time when Amish adolescents, usually at the age of about 16, experience life outside of the Amish community and are allowed luxuries they would not otherwise be able to enjoy. There are something’s about Rumspringa you may not...

      522 Words | 2 Pages   Rumspringa

  • Rumspringa- the Amish Ritual

    Rumspringa: An Amish Ritual Introduction: In the Amish religion, there lies a pivotal tradition for many of its adolescent followers. There are a number of Americans whom are likely to have never heard of this rite; as it is practiced by a small demographic, consisting of roughly 200,000 people ....

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  • Rumspringa: A tradition within the Amish community

    �� Rumspringa To be or not to be Amish is one of the most important and difficult decisions a young teenager brought up in the Amish faith will ever face. To go ahead and join the church and enter a way of life that someone has been raised in since birth, or turn their back and start a new life for...

      1583 Words | 5 Pages   Infant baptism, Rumspringa, Ordnung, Amish

  • Rumspringa: A tradition within the Amish community

    �� Rumspringa To be or not to be Amish is one of the most important and difficult decisions a young teenager brought up in the Amish faith will ever face. To go ahead and join the church and enter a way of life that someone has been raised in since birth, or turn their back and start a new life for...

      1583 Words | 5 Pages   Infant baptism, Rumspringa, Ordnung, Amish

  • How Does “Rumspringa” Impact the Cultural and Ethnic Identities of These Individuals?

    Rumspringa, defined as “running around” is a time when the Amish youth at the age of 16 decide whether to remain in or leave their community and faith. During this time teens area allowed to enter and lead a life in the “English” world and participate in partying, drinking, illegal drugs and pre-marital...

      656 Words | 2 Pages   Rumspringa, Adolescence

  • Old Order Amish

    Kyle Nickle ANT 135: Pennsylvania German Cultural Traditions Dr. Schlegel 18 November 2010 Rumspringa The old order Amish practice of rumspringa- a Pennsylvania Dutch term that is usually translated as “running around”, is a period in the Amish youth when both males and females turn sixteen years...

      1233 Words | 3 Pages   Rumspringa, Amish, Ordnung

  • The Social Construction of the Amish Community

    their children to participate in events and activities that they usually wouldn’t be allowed to participate in. This time is referred to as Rumspringa. Rumspringa is also referred to as “running around” This is the term used to describe the period of adolescence Amish experience starting at around the...

      1393 Words | 4 Pages   Rumspringa, Believer's baptism, Anabaptists, Adolescence

  • About the Amish

    electricity, radios or the Internet. * They speak their own language. * They’re against violence. * They let their kids “go crazy” between 16 and 21 (rumspringa). * They originally fled religious persecution in England. * They believe in baptism for adults. * They are Christians. * They live as if...

      756 Words | 2 Pages   Good works, Divine grace, Christianity, Rumspringa

  • Amish Lifestyle vs Modern-Day Lifestyle

    to their ideals. However, once an Amish child reaches the age of sixteen, they are permitted to experience the “English” lifestyle, often called “Rumspringa,” that their elders have been so against. Though there may seem defined lines between the Amish and the English, following teens through their stage...

      964 Words | 3 Pages   Rumspringa, Adolescence, Religion, Mennonite

  • Devils Playground

    The film takes place in Lagrange County Indiana, where a large Amish population resides. Rumspringa is the time in an Amish child’s life when he or she decides to join or leave the Amish religion. Rumspringa occurs when a child turns sixteen and they are suddenly thrown into the “English” lifestyle...

      717 Words | 2 Pages   Rumspringa

  • are you ready for

    basic everyday life of school and chores. Steven V. Mazie, the author of the article “Amish Rumspringa and the Quandary of Exit” extrapolates on the subject of Rumspringa. The German translation of Rumspringa is “running around”. Mazie goes on to explain how no person is born a member of the Amish Church...

      2300 Words | 6 Pages   Infant baptism, Rumspringa, Anabaptists, Protestantism

  • Cultural Influences on Rite of Passage B

    complete 8th grade and higher education is discouraged or forbidden. At the age of sixteen, Amish teens are given the choice of participating in Rumspringa, a German term that translates into run around in English. During this time Amish adolescents are free to explore life among modern American society...

      1065 Words | 3 Pages   Rumspringa, Adolescence, Ordnung, Maturity (psychological)

  • Pushing Boundaries: Better Safe or Sorry?

    entirely obedient to their elders, they are given a temporary break. Once they turn sixteen, their church gives them a period of self discovery called “rumspringa” which is loosely translated, in their adopted Pennsylvania Dutch language to “running around”. This period gives Amish teens the chance to explore...

      821 Words | 3 Pages   Rumspringa, Amish

  • Amish essay - the good life

    big decision whether to be Amish or not, you have to make in your ‘rumspringa’ period. One must choose what is right for oneself and you can’t make that choice when you don’t know what the possibilities are, therefore in the rumspringa period the Amish youth experience what they ”think” is the outside...

      558 Words | 2 Pages   Rumspringa, Ordnung

  • Amish Essay 5

    Rumspringa Introduction   The Mennonite/Amish cultures have many traditions that separate them from the normal Christian faith.  400 years ago, many European Christians were killed and tortured for their belief in adult baptism. Adult baptism is referred to as Anabaptism, meaning “re-baptizer.” One...

      16653 Words | 39 Pages   Rumspringa, Adolescence, Anabaptists, Emerging adulthood and early adulthood

  • Devils Playground Film Analysis

    Devil's Playground is a documentary on Amish children in the Rumspringa stage. The movie shows the lives of kids who were debating whether or not to commit and join the Amish church. Devil's Playground centers on mainly 2 main characters and their interactions with others in and out of the Amish community...

      1192 Words | 3 Pages   Rumspringa