Young Center Book Series
Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies are published by Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP) in Baltimore, Maryland. Johns Hopkins University Press, the oldest university press in the nation, was founded in 1878 and is one of the world's largest and most respected university presses. JHUP publishes 58 scholarly periodicals and approximately 250 new books each year.
Two titles were released in the spring of 2013: Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels by writer and editor Valerie Weaver-Zercher and An Introduction to German Pietism: Protestant Renewal at the Dawn of Modern Europe by Douglas H. Shantz, professor of Christian thought at the University of Calgary.
One title was released in 2012: Selling the Amish: The Tourism of Nostalgia by Susan L. Trollinger, English professor at the University of Dayton. Three titles were released in 2010: Daily Demonstrators: The Civil Rights Movement in Mennonite Homes and Sanctuaries by history professor Tobin Miller Shearer of the University of Montana, The Hutterites in North America by Fresno Pacific University professor Rod Janzen and Brigham Young University professor Max Stanton and An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World's Largest Amish Community by Charles E. Hurst and David L. McConnell of The College of Wooster.
The series began in 2007 with the publication of Train Up a Child: Old Order Amish and Mennonite Schools, a comprehensive study of Old Order Mennonite and Amish schools in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania by Karen Johnson-Weiner, professor of anthropology at SUNY Potsdam. Three more books were also published in 2007: Growing Up Amish: The Teenage Years by Messiah College professor emeritus Richard Stevick; Plain Diversity: Amish Cultures and Identities by Goshen College professors Steven Nolt and Thomas Meyers; Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War by James O. Lehman and Steven Nolt.
The fifth book in the series, The Amish and the Media, edited by Diane Zimmerman Umble, professor of communication at Millersville University, and David L. Weaver-Zercher, associate professor of American religious history at Messiah College, was published in 2008. The sixth, Mennonites in Early Modern Poland and Prussia by Peter J. Klassen, professor emeritus at California State University, Fresno, was published in 2009.