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Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah's Witnesses
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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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.