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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Between Resistance and Martyrdom: New World Translation List of publications Bibliography. To ask other readers questions about Apocalypse Delayedplease sign up. Weber American Historical Review ‘This is not a vindictive slamming of the Witness organization by a raving ex-member, but a carefully written, well-documented critical analysis by a pengon with the special insight that only a former insider could give. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Jacques D rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Ted rated it really liked it Sep 18, Read more Read less. Nov 03, Giselle Nieuwenhuizen rated it really liked it. Author James Beverley observed: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thus, Penton does not shy away from pointing out that the Watch Tower society lacks a fully coherent and systematic theology since so many of its beliefs are arrived at on an ad hoc basis and even contradict previously published claims, sometimes with endorsement of a claim and its contradiction moving back and forth several times over the movement’s history, sometimes with a single president Russell’s wavering on whether Witnesses were under the “New Covenant” or from one president to the next Russell’s advocacy of abstaining from marriage to Rutherford’s lukewarm endorsement of marriage.


From Dynamic Growth to Organizational Stagnation 7. For almost thirty years, M.

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

Add both to Cart Add both to List. Fuller The Journal of Religion ‘Penton, a fourth generation Witness with an impeccable academic background, sets forth a detailed and damning outline of the movement and, in particular, those who run the world wide organization.

Jul 03, Jacob rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

Penton is an author who has a clear obsession with his topic, and a deep desire to provide the world with the most useful resource possible the book even ends with an excellent appendix of mini-reviews on every other significant study of the Jehovah’s Witnesses written to date.

Departing from the 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: No trivia or quizzes yet. There’s not much more to say beyond if you are remotely interested in the Jehovah’s Witnesses, this book will answer any and all questions you could possibly have.

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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. James Penton’s Apocalypse Delayed has been the definitive scholarly study of this religious movement. Linda is currently reading it Jan 15, Refresh and try again. We use cookies to give you pentn best possible experience.


The first prophecy was not fulfilled, but the outbreak of the First World War lent some credibility to the second. Apocalypticism is the key issue in this detailed history, but there are others. Garbe suggested Penton’s interpretation reflected a “deep-seated aversion” against his former religion and that “from ;enton historiographic viewpoint Penton’s writings perhaps show a lack of scientific objectivity”.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Univ of Wisconsin Press. A lot of pentonn I had no clue of about the history of JWs are in this book.

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See 1 question about Apocalypse Delayed…. David rated it really liked it Jan 02, 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.

Supreme Court cases by country. Ever since that time, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been predicting that the world would end ‘shortly. Bella Austin rated it really liked it Feb 15,

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