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Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah's Witnesses

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Since 1876, Jehovah's Witnesses have believed that they are living in the last days of the present world. Charles T. Russell, their founder, advised his followers that members of Christ's church would be raptured in 1878, and by 1914 Christ would destroy the nations and establish his kingdom on earth. The first prophecy was not fulfilled, but the outbreak of the First Worl ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published August 9th 1997 by University of Toronto Press (first published January 1985)
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Jacob
Jul 03, 2012 rated it liked it
I wish I could give this book more stars, but sadly I cannot. I like this book. I think it's fair. The subject matter is very interesting. The writing is a bit tough. 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. I'm glad I did, but I wouldn't bother unless you're very interested in the subject.
Christi
May 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Extremely dense read! Being raised in the religion, the author explained a lot of topics I had often wondered. It was eye opening, yet a little sad at the same time.
Dan
Mar 07, 2009 marked it as to-read
Nope. Couldn't do it...
And it wasn't the academic tone....
Rod
Apr 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
a good research book. Not exactly light reading. But he covers just about everything around this fruity religion.
Ibis3
Aug 03, 2010 marked it as to-read
Edition irrelevant.2010-02-11
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