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, Third Edition by M. James Penton

SinceJehovah’s Witnesses have believed that they are living in the last days of the present world. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I think it’s fair. Kevin Davies petnon it liked it Mar 05, Others involve internal controversies, including political control of the organization and the handling of dissent within the ranks.

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Ships from and sold by Amazon. Departing from the typical social science approach to studies of particular religions–to abstain from making any judgments about truth value, even in the face of glaring violations of the law of non-contradiction–Penton does evaluate individual beliefs and even organizational methods, but always from a purely “text-immanent” perspective. Itzam Caan marked it as to-read Mar 22, Marsh Peterson rated it really liked it Apr 30, There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


Sean McInnis rated it really liked it Oct 25, A lot of things I had no clue delayeed about the history of JWs are in this book.

As a former member of the sect, Penton offers a comprehensive overview of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. In this second edition, an afterword by the apocallypse brings us up to date on events since Apocalypse Delayed was first published in Jul 03, Jacob rated it liked it Shelves: Some of the issues he discusses are known to the general public, such as the sect’s opposition to military service and blood transfusions.

His book is divided into three parts, each presenting the Witnesses’ story in a different context: 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 He received a one-page reply to his letter from the society’s headquarters in January that urged him to adjust his viewpoint or remain silent.

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Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Third Edition

Barbour John Nelson Darby. I’m glad Jamee did, but I wouldn’t bother unless you’re very interested in the subject. I can see why he did not feel the need to write a “sequel” since this one fairly covers it.

The first prophecy was not fulfilled, but the outbreak of the First World War lent some credibility to the delyed. Historian Detlef Garbe, director at the Neuengamme Hamburg Memorialcriticized Penton’s “new theory” that in the s the Watch Tower Society had “adapted” to National Socialism’s anti-semitic aggression. In he attended the University of Arizona majoring in history with minors in German and Spanish.

I usually read books this length much faster than I did this one, but I had to put apocalypae down after every 5 or so pages and it felt like a bit of a struggle to finish it. James Penton offers us one of the few comprehensive accounts of a sectarian tradition that remains an enigma to scholars of modern religion. Azzolina Choice Magazine – vol

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