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Russell, their founder, advised his followers that members of Christ’s church would be raptured inand by Christ would destroy the nations and establish his kingdom on earth. In he attended the University of Iowastudying Medieval History and serving as a research and delaeyd assistant.

Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses by M. James Penton

Penton is a worthy author though, and certainly knows his subject matter. This is the book for you. Jiri Lebeda rated it it was amazing Oct 23, The Creation of a Theocracy. Organization and Community The first prophecy was not fulfilled, but the outbreak of the First World War lent some credibility to the second.

Penton also occasionally has moments where he seems to presume the reader possesses a bit janes pre-existing knowledge of the Witnesses than is probably reasonable, and there can be passing references to events or people the reader might wish to be explained in greater detail, rather than simply alluded to with language like “as would of course later be apcalypse in the X scandal” or whatever.


Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses

James Penton Snippet view – Supreme Court cases by country. He began work on Apocalypse Delayed: Between Resistance and Martyrdom: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for appocalypse with over 50 million reviews. He’s an excellent writer and it’s written from a scholarly vantagepoint. Please try again later. Matt marked it as to-read Mar 16, Michael Ashworth marked it as to-read Sep 22, To see the alternative to this, read some histories of American denominations or of The Second Great Awakening where historians or religious studies scholars since the s usually bend over backwards never to make claims about whether miracles did or didn’t occur or whether there was chicanery involved, often turning common sense into a Procrustean caricature of itself in apodalypse not to be judgmental.

The writing is a bit tough. Jul 03, Jacob rated it liked it Shelves: Stephen Cranney marked it as to-read Jul 14, Others involve internal controversies, including political control of the organization and the handling of dissent within the ranks.

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A Study of Ellen G. Although raised in the religion, he was expelled in on the grounds of apostasy after criticizing some of the teachings and conduct of the religion’s leadership. This doesn’t lead to a condemnation, rather the purpose is to engage the reader in an examination that is all the richer precisely because it doesn’t leave common sense at the doorstep.


Aoocalypse marked it as to-read Aug 28, As a long-time member of the sect, now expelled, Penton offers a comprehensive overview of a remarkable religious movement. And it wasn’t the academic tone Some of the issues he discusses are known to the general public, such as the sect’s opposition to military service and blood transfusions.

On August 10, he sent an eight-page letter to the society detailing his concerns.

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Kingdom Hall Gilead School. I think it’s fair. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As a former member of the sect, Penton offers a comprehensive overview of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. He received his Bachelor of Arts B. Ever since that time, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been predicting that the world would end ‘shortly. Start reading Apocalypse Delayed on your Kindle in under a minute.

James Penton’s Apocalypse Delayed has been the definitive scholarly study of delayex religious movement. Bases of Doctrinal Authority.

Some of the issues he discusses are known to the general public, such as the sect’s opposition to military service and blood transfusions.