Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Third Edition. M. JAMES PENTON. Copyright Date: Published by: University of Toronto Press. Apocalypse Delayed has 6 ratings and 1 review. Jaron said: A go-to Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Third Edition M. James Penton. Crisis of Conscience by Raymond Franz In Search of Christian Freedom by Raymond Franz Apocalypse Delayed by M. James Penton The God Delusion by .
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Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Very in depth history. Some of the issues he discusses are known to the general public, such as the sect’s opposition to military service and blood transfusions. Departing from penron typical social science approach to studies of particula Penton’s exhaustive portrait of the Jehovah’s Witness movement approaches the subject from three main angles, which form the organization of the book: Rolling Away the Stone: The Story of Apoalypse Witnesses by M.
Any criticism of Watch Tower beliefs or practices is arrived at purely rationally in terms of documented effects that practices have had or in terms of contradictory claims that arise. Relations with the World Part Two: He’s an excellent writer and it’s written from a scholarly vantagepoint.
He married Marilyn Mae Kling when they were both 19 circa Penton considers changes in doctrine, practice, and governance on issues such as medical treatment, higher education, apostates, and the apocalypse. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Etienne Pelletier rated it really liked it Feb 04, Ward rated it really liked it Nov 27, Sep 11, Valery Reed rated it really liked it.
A go-to manual for all things Jehovah’s Witness. Jacques D rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Pentln Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses 2nd ed. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. He opened the letter by saying he would “write lovingly but candidly about what Jzmes believe to be the central problem in our organization — the thing which has sickened it and for which the Governing Body as such must take much direct responsibility”.
Major Doctrines Part Three: From Dynamic Growth to Organizational Stagnation 7. Penton has combined the special insight of an insider with the critical analysis of an observer now aplcalypse a distance from his subject. I highly recommend it; it’s insightful and well detailed.
May 04, Christi rated it liked it. Preview — Apocalypse Delayed by M. 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. He received his Bachelor of Arts B. I think it’s fair. Bible Student movement Leadership dispute Splinter groups Doctrinal development Unfulfilled predictions.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I was always curious to know the nitty gritty true history vs the glossed over version presented by the Society’s publications and videos.
Mikhail Kadyrov rated it really liked it Dec 06, Don’t have a Kindle? 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.
Probably the only shortcoming in the book, which will probably be addressed in the next edition the book first came out in and Penton has updated it twice since thenis the unfortunate fact that Penton claims the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society has stuck to the jaems medium of print and eschewed movies or video production, to say nothing of social media or Internet; it’s really been only in the last few years, since the 3rd edition was published, that this has changed radically, with the Watch Tower society producing a glut of videos and even cartoons for kids available at their online TV website how does mom respond when her child comes home from kindergarten asking about families with two moms?
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Penton is a fine writer, but to be clear, this is no rollicking narrative tale, and has very little literary flourish. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The first prophecy was not fulfilled, but the delayec of the First World War lent some credibility to the second.
I can see why he did not feel the need to write a “sequel” since delaydd one fairly covers it. The Witness Community Conclusion show more.
Definitely worth a read, apoca,ypse hold on to your seats because this is a long ride throughout a sick and twisted cult. To ask other readers questions about Apocalypse Delayedplease sign up.
Victoria added it Oct 10, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. He subsequently appeared deelayed a national current affairs television program in Canada defending the religion’s doctrines and denying its leaders were guilty of false prophecy. Champions of Freedom of Speech and Worshippetnon history of the religion’s struggle for religious freedom under Canadian law, in which he claimed that much of the political and theological attacks on the Watch Tower Society had been grossly unfair.
Charles Russell and the Bible Student Movement 3. I like this book. James Penton Snippet view – User Review – Flag as inappropriate I highly recommend it; it’s insightful and well detailed. The Confessions of a Converted Jehovah’s Witness. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He may become like Miriam and stricken with leprosy and he might lose his life.
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