Amish Dress

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     I have just written a review of Stephen Scott’s book, “Why Do They Dress That Way?”  It is posted under “Book Reviews.”  This book covers, in detail, the various types of dress by Amish, Mennonite and Brethren groups plus a few others.  These religious groups are characterized by their plain dress which they wear as a mark of nonconformity to the culture in which they live.  However, the multitude of dress regulations are given at the descretion of the church groups themselves.  They are man-made regulations that contribute to the identity of the group and separation of the group from all other groups.  They reject conformity to the world, but insist on conformity to their peculiar dress code the specifics of which originate with men and not with God.