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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Others involve internal apocakypse, including political control of the organization and the handling of dissent within the ranks. Itzam Caan marked it as to-read Mar 22, Want to hear the full story about the people who have just proselytized at your door?

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Quotes from Apocalypse Delaye And it wasn’t the academic tone Thanks for telling us about the problem. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. University of Toronto Press. Russell to about 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. Penton has also edited two journals, written five articles about Jehovah’s Witnesses and also wrote the Canadian Encyclopedia’s entry about the religion.

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Mikhail Kadyrov rated it really liked it Dec 06, For almost thirty years, M. Sean McInnis rated it really liked it Oct 25, Bella Austin apocakypse it really liked it Feb 15, He received his Bachelor of Arts B.


But he covers just about everything around this fruity religion.

Jacques D rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Over the years, Penton served in various capacities in Jehovah’s Witness congregations in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada while pursuing an academic career, before moving to Alberta in Penton considers changes in doctrine, practice, and governance on issues such as medical treatment, higher education, apostates, and the apocalypse. They distribute a billion pieces of literature annually, and continue to anticipate the end of the world.

He aptly gives insight into major doctrines, past and recent prophetic speculation, the authority structure of the Witness organization, jams the harshness of the total ban upon those who attempt open discussion of any differing exegetical view. Definitely worth a read, Penton has aan extensive long history both in and outside the JW cult.

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Ignacio marked it as to-read May 20, 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.

Bennie rated it really liked it Jul 12, The first prophecy was not fulfilled, but the outbreak of the First Worl SinceJehovah’s Witnesses have believed that they are living in the last days of the present world. Kalin marked it as to-read Oct 14, New World Translation List of publications Bibliography.


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Organization and Community Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. They distribute a billion pieces of literature annually, and continue to anticipate the end of the world.

In this second edition, an afterword by the author brings us up to date on events since Apocalypse Delayed was first published in Penton also occasionally has moments where he seems to presume the reader possesses a bit more pre-existing knowledge of the Witnesses than is probably reasonable, and there can be passing references to events or people the reader might wish to be explained in greater detail, rather than simply alluded to with language like “as would of course later be seen in the X scandal” or whatever.

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

Apocalypse Delayed : The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses

I highly recommend it; it’s insightful and well detailed. Bible Student movement Leadership dispute Splinter groups Doctrinal development Unfulfilled predictions. Azzolina Choice Magazine – vol Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Brendan Mckeever is currently reading it May 06, His book is divided into three parts, each presenting the Witnesses’ story in a different context: