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James Penton – Wikipedia

Relations with the World Part Two: He subsequently appeared on a national current affairs television program in Canada defending the religion’s doctrines and denying its leaders were guilty of false prophecy.

Prophetic Failure and Reaction 6. It is dense and may not be suitable for those looking for an “easy read” on this religious group.

Louis rated it it was amazing Oct 02, He aptly gives insight into major doctrines, past and recent prophetic speculation, the authority structure of the Witness organization, and the harshness of the total ban upon those who attempt open discussion of any differing exegetical view.

This edition features a revised and expanded bibliography. I got a little tedious, but due to the subject matter I’ll give Penton a pass. He’s an excellent writer and it’s written from a scholarly vantagepoint. Set up a giveaway. It’s simply a collection of useful, practical, and easily-accessible information on everything from which biblical theories inspired the religion’s founder, Charles Taze Russell, to what working conditions are like in JW world headquarters in Brooklyn, to what exactly Witnesses believe about blood.


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

Apocalypse Delayed : The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Cheryll rated it really liked it Mar 13, The Witness Community Conclusion show more. This is the book for you. Between Resistance and Martyrdom: I like this book. Memphis rated it really liked it Sep janes, From them he has created a penetrating study of a spreading world phenomenon.

That is to say, he doesn’t judge the movement as a whole, rather he lets the movement speak for itself but actually listens and actively listens. But he covers just about everything around this fruity religion. I’m glad I did, but I wouldn’t apcoalypse unless you’re very interested in the subject.

Bases of Doctrinal Authority. He married Marilyn Mae Kling when they were both 19 circa The Creation of a Theocracy. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

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

As a former member of the sect, Penton offers a comprehensive overview of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.


Beninu Andersen rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Sectarian Politics under Persecution. The subject matter is very interesting. Refresh and try again. A lot of things I had no clue of about the history of JWs are in this book.

The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses soon afterwards, but halted his research and writing in after developing concerns over what he viewed as a growing punitive response of the religion’s leadership to doctrinal dissent from within its ranks. Very in depth history. Penton offers here one of the most comprehensive, thought-provoking, and fairest overviews of the Witnesses from C.

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Bible Student movement Leadership dispute Splinter groups Doctrinal development Unfulfilled predictions. Views Read Edit View history. Itzam Caan marked it as to-read Mar 22, Ships from and sold by Amazon. See all 7 reviews. The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses M.