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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Penton’s exhaustive portrait of the Jehovah’s Witness movement approaches the subject from three main angles, which form the organization of the book: Penton is a fine writer, apoclaypse to be clear, this is no rollicking narrative tale, and has very little literary flourish.

May 04, Christi rated it liked it. 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.

I can see why he did not feel the need to write a “sequel” since this one fairly covers it. In he attended the University of Arizona majoring in history with minors in German and Spanish.

The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses 2nd ed. Check out the top books of the year apoocalypse our page Best Books of Sarah is currently reading it Mar 20, Trivia About Apocalypse Delaye Penton’s special perspective provides a scholarly inside look at a fascinating and persistent example of modern millenarianism. Concepts and Doctrine 8.


Ever since that time, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been predicting that the world would end ‘shortly. From Dynamic Growth to Organizational Stagnation 7.

Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses

They distribute a billion pieces of literature annually, and continue to anticipate the end of the world. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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 order not to be judgmental.

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Jacinto Bowks rated it it was amazing Sep 05, Azzolina Choice Magazine – vol Aug 03, Ibis3 marked it as to-read. Indeed, Penton cultivates a voice that is all too rare in religious studies. Jul 03, Jacob rated it liked it Shelves: James Penton offers us one of the few comprehensive accounts of a sectarian tradition that remains an enigma to scholars of modern religion.

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 scholar with the special insight that only a former insider could give. Sep 11, Valery Reed rated it really liked it.


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Lists with This Book. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Louis rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Penton is a worthy author though, and certainly knows his subject matter. His book is divided into three parts, each presenting the Witnesses’ story in a different context: And it wasn’t the academic tone If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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I usually read books this length much faster than I did this one, but I had to put it down after every 5 or so pages and it felt like a bit of a struggle to finish it. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.